Liverpool FC legend Robbie Fowler says James Milner will prove to be an inspired signing for the club after completing his free transfer from Manchester City.
James Milner signed for Liverpool FC on a free transfer with the club fighting off serious competition from Arsenal FC for the midfieldera s signature.
Milner is set to earn around A?150,000 a week and rejected Manchester Citya s offer of a contract extension worth up to A?165,000 a week.
Signing a player of Milnera s quality, who at 29 is at the peak of his playing career, represents a significant coupe for the English giants.
Milner has made a reputation for being hardworking, intelligent, and a proven performer during his time at Manchester City that led to manager Pellegrini and a host of players asking him to stay back.
Robbie Fowler has joined the chorus of players hailing the player.
Fowler, who played alongside Milner at Leeds some 13 years ago, says the 29-year-old midfielder has a every attributea required to be a huge hit for the club.
a James comes with a great pedigree having been around the Premier League for years and years,a Fowler said.
a Hea s got a lot of experience but hea s still got a good few years left so I think ita s a magnificent signing for the club.
a I was at Leeds with James when he was a young lad. He played on the wing then but you knew he was going to be a good player.
a Hea s got every attribute you need to be a top class footballer.
a Hea s strong on the ball, he can pass, he can use both feet and can play in a number of positions.
a Hea s probably one of those players – and Ia m certainly not doing him a disservice here – hea s never going to be a 10/10 every time.
a But hea s incredibly consistent. We need players who are more consistent than what wea ve had in the past to take the club forward.
a Hea s also a name a a proven England international who has played at the top level for years. He will command respect from his team-mates and from the opposition.a
It is indeed high praise coming from a former Liverpool FC great. It is hard to disagree with Fowler that James Milner might not be a top, top player, but, he consistently gives very good performances.