James Milner asks for response from Liverpool

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James Milner has rallied a cry to his Liverpool teammates to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou. As Liverpool travels to Newcastle on Saturday.

What’s the Story?

Jurgen Klopp’s men suffered a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League tie. The result left Liverpool with a big task ahead to progress to the finals.

Now, the Reds turn their attention to the Premier League where they are one point behind the leaders Manchester City. They will travel to Newcastle managed by their former manager Rafael Benitez.

James Milner ahead of this crucial has asked his teammates to forget Barcelona result and respond quickly. As Liverpool can’t afford to drop any points against Newcastle.

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“We have to bounce back quickly with a big game at the weekend. Hopefully we can get a good result there and get a bit of positivity going into next week,”

“We’ve seen the character in this squad on more than one occasion over the last few years.

“We all know the character that is there, we need to be together and bounce back. I have no doubt this team will do that.”

“We have to focus on the positives from our side for the second leg. We created chances and we played a pretty solid game apart from the goals we conceded,” he said.

“Obviously it’s possible. And if it’s possible anywhere then it is possible at Anfield. We have seen special European nights there before and big comebacks.

“It’s going to be very difficult, we know that.”

What’s Next?

Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways against Newcastle. They are on 91 points with two games remaining this season. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to ensure defeat at Barcelona doesn’t affect the team’s confidence.

James Milner’s call to his players to bounce back quickly and focus on Newcastle shows the team mentality. The Reds are looking ahead and won’t be affected by a defeat to Barcelona in the remaining games.

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