Milner admits Liverpool didn’t deserve to beat Spurs

Date published: Saturday 27th August 2016 2:49

James Milner

James Milner admits Liverpool “didn’t do enough” to warrant victory against Tottenham.

Despite being the better side for the majority of the encounter, Liverpool drew 1-1 at White Hart Lane after Danny Rose’s second-half equaliser.

Milner gave the Reds the lead from the penalty spot but concedes the visitors failed to kick on after the opening goal.

“Ultimately we are disappointed,” he said. “We didn’t do enough in the second half so it was probably a fair result in the end.

“We deserved to be in front but in the second half we didn’t come out on the front foot after getting the goal.”

Milner once more deputised at left-back with Alberto Moreno continuing to pay the price for his poor display in the opening match of the season at Arsenal.

On his transition from midfield to defence, the former England international said: “You have got to learn quickly. Fortunately I have played in the Premier League long enough to have enough experience.

“I have played in enough positions throughout my career, I just have to adapt to [the] position.”

Liverpool will play their first home match of the campaign when Premier League champions Leicester visit Anfield after the international break.

And Milner hopes the Merseysiders can start picking up the points after starting the season with a win, loss and draw.

“It seems a long time since we played at Anfield, it has been a tough start,” he added.

“We have four points and probably should have had more but the performances are not far off the level we need.

“As long as we keep performing I am sure more results will come.”

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