What Milner says ahead of Champions League final

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James Milner

Liverpool midfielder James Milner says the club deserves the Champions League crown after an impressive season missing out on Premier League glory.

Milner, 33, believes they will need it to redeem their lost Premier League crown.

”When you think of 30 wins out of 38, at the start of the season you’d like to think that’s good enough,” he told the club’s official website .

“But obviously that shows how good Man City are as well. It’s disappointing.

”We have to be proud of what we’ve achieved. Unfortunately, it’s just short, but obviously what we did earlier in the week versus Barcelona gives us a chance to go and redeem ourselves and get a piece of silverware because I think everyone deserves a bit of silverware.

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The Reds will challenge Spurs Champions League title after their stunning comeback win over Barcelona in the semi-final at Anfield.

”What we’ve been through in the last two weeks from Barcelona away, putting on a pretty good performance and losing like we did, to go to Newcastle with a quick turnaround and grind out a result and then obviously do what we did in midweek and then bounce back again [at Wolves on the final day], knowing it was out of our hands [but] to get that result – I haven’t got enough good words to say about the character within the squad, the ability and the mentality,Milner said.

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And Milner is keen to reward Liverpool’s steadfast support after the disappointment of missing on a first title of the Premier League era by such a narrow margin.

”The fans have been unbelievable all year,

“They’ve lifted us when we’ve needed them, they’ve stuck with us when it’s been tough in games and like I say, the boys deserve a bit of silverware, but the fans do too,he said.

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