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first_img 5 4. His pass completion rate of 83 per cent is excellent – Click the arrow for more stand-out statistics – Bettered only by Steven Gerrard among the attack-minded midfielders in Liverpool’s ranks, Milner has displayed an excellent level of ball retention for Man City this season, despite being used in a number of roles, including as a striker, by boss Manuel Pellegrini. 5 James Milner sometimes gets the raw end of the deal when it comes to opinion among English football fans. The Manchester City player may not have the star quality of Yaya Toure or the flair of Sergio Aguero, but he remains one of the most underrated stars in the Premier League and one that could prove to be a shrewd acquisition for many clubs.At the end of the season Milner will be available for nothing and is arguably an ideal signing for a club such as Liverpool, who need battle-hardened consistent performers.For those of you still uncertain, take a look at some of these reasons why he should be snapped up.Click the arrow for more.Liverpool fans, do you think James Milner would be a good signing? Comment below… 2. He’s a winner (72.2 per-cent win percentage) – Click the arrow for another stand-out statistic – This is the win percentage Man City have enjoyed with Milner on the pitch so far this season. Of his 18 league appearances this season, the England international has been on the winning side 13 times, drawing four and losing just once. Check out five stats that show James Milner would be a great free transfer for Liverpool, starting with no. 5. Man City score much more goals WITH Milner in the team – 2.3 v 1.5 goals per game. Now click the arrow above to see four more stats that show Milner would be a good signing – When Milner has been on the pitch City have been far more potent this season. While it is not just down to the England man, it is interesting to see how City compare on the attacking front with and without him. In the Premier League, they have scored on average 2.3 goals-per-game with him, compared to just 1.5 when he has not played. 3. With 35 chances created, Milner supplies plenty of opportunities to score – Click the arrow for more stand-out statistics – Gifted at creating chances wherever on the pitch he plays, Milner has presented team-mates with 35 goal scoring opportunities in the Premier League alone this season, with five resulting in goals. This is only bettered by Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling and stands far above Liverpool’s more naturally creative players. 5 5 5 1. 83 per-cent of tackles won – A statistic that underlines the all-round strength of James Milner’s game, this is a player that is not only capable of threatening in attack, but can also perform well in defensive aspects. While he may not be as busy as more defensive-minded players in this regard, his 83 per-cent success rate in tackling is very impressive and is better than Liverpool’s current midfield options.last_img read more

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