James Milner

James Milner believes Liverpool should have won more trophies in recent years and is “desperate” to ditch the Reds’ reputation of being nearly men.

James Milner, Luke Shaw

The England international lifted two Premier Leagues, an FA Cup and an EFL Cup during his five seasons at Manchester City but has failed to add to his medal collection since joining the Reds in June 2015.

Now in his fourth season with Liverpool, Milner has been on the losing side of three cup finals and his best Premier League finish in a Reds jersey is fourth.

Jurgen Klopp’s side sit second, one point behind Milner’s former club City, and will almost certainly improve on recent league campaigns – but that is not enough for Milner.

“You know, it’s been so long since we won a league title,” Milner told UK newspapers. “Even in recent years, Liverpool haven’t won as many trophies as they should do for such a big club.

James Milner

“Even for us now, we are a young team, we are improving but the chances we have given ourselves? We have to put that right. We have to get over the line in one of them.”