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Ex-Defender Delighted Liverpool Beat Arsenal For James Milner

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It has been reported that Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson has lauded the club for signing James Milner.

The 29-year old England international midfielder has agreed terms with the Reds and will join from Manchester City on a free transfer on July 1.

Anfield great Thompson believes Milner will be a good replacement for departing captain Steven Gerrard.

“I love his attitude, I love his ability, and I think it is a terrific signing for Liverpool,” Thompson told Sky Sports.

“He’s got to play in central midfield as much as he can. I was watching Sky Sports News HQ after the news broke and I think I saw he had seven assists last season, whereas Steven Gerrard only had one assist from more games.

“He’d also created 52 chances – that’s exactly what Liverpool want.

“I think this deal could have been pretty much done a long time ago, with him being free to speak to clubs from January. It looks as though we’ve beaten Arsenal to his signature and that’s a massive positive for the club.

“He lives up in this area and is happy in this part of the country – he’s a Leeds lad – so I think everything was spot on for both parties.”

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