James Milner: I don’t want Jurgen Klopp to go into transfer market.Milner, 30, has reinvented himself as a left-back under Jurgen Klopp and is now a key part of the Liverpool side.
He’s overtaken Alberto Moreno in the pecking order and wants to continue to make the position his own.
Milner told the Times: “It is down to me to make sure they don’t buy a left back.
“He [Jurgen Klopp] doesn’t owe me anything
“I am a Liverpool player, he is the manager, he picks the best team to win and it is my job to make sure that what is best for Liverpool is me.
“You read a lot about players not being honourable and loyal, but clubs are not loyal to players either.
“But we know what business it is.”
Klopp likes his full-backs to power upfield – a position Milner is ideal to fill given his Duracell bunny legs.
He added: “Full back is a position which changes massively depending on who the manager is/
“A left-back now is different to a left-back ten years ago and that is why I have not studied anyone.
“It would be pointless. And a left back for Jürgen Klopp is going to be playing a lot different to a left back for another manager.
“I would find it harder playing left back for another manager in another system because Jurgen likes his full backs to play, he wants his teams to be fluid.
“There are going to be times when I will end up in centre midfield and centre midfield will be covering me.”