Liverpool star James Milner’s enduring fitness ‘defies logic’.
That’s the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injuries and data analysis.
Milner, now 36, was among the players who returned for pre-season last week ahead of Liverpool’s tour of Thailand and Singapore.
As reported by Liverpool’s ECHO last Monday (July 4), Milner has won the club’s annual lactate test for the seventh consecutive season.
The grueling pre-season test measures players’ lactic acid levels and tests their aerobic endurance.
Dinney hailed Milner’s remarkable longevity and anti-aging fitness levels.
“He epitomizes the way you should live your life as a footballer on and off the pitch,” he said Football Insiders Adam Williams.
“He may not have the greatest ability in football, but he can squeeze every ounce of potential out of his body. It almost defies logic.
“He’s one of the first to step up on big occasions. He’ll always help the team no matter where he is on the pitch. You rarely see anything below seven out of 10 from him. He gets into it Quite simply, zero complaints.
“All those compliments from Jurgen Klopp come back at this stage of the season. That’s what puts him in a position to perform when needed.
Milner played 60 minutes in Liverpool’s 4-0 loss to Man United in Bangkok on Tuesday (July 12).
The Merseysiders’ next friendly will be against Crystal Palace in Singapore.
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