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Milner reminds Liverpool teammates: You’re representing a huge club, an incredible fanbase and it’s history

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James Milner says Liverpool‘s players will be ready for Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final.

The Reds finished one point behind Manchester City after Sunday’s final Premier League game of the season, having trailed the eventual champions by 14 at one stage of the campaign.

“It’s what’s been instilled by the manager, it’s what the club stands for, it’s what’s expected every time you put on that Liverpool shirt,” Milner told

“You’re representing a huge club, an incredible fanbase, but also the history of the club and you have to stand up and be counted.

“It’s an incredible group for bouncing back, pushing to the end, fighting to the end no matter what the odds are.

“You’ve seen it over the years, no matter who’s playing, who’s injured, who’s out, the team’s been coached well enough so whoever’s on that field, they know their job and they’re ready to perform.

“That’s testament to the boys’ attitude, and also the set-up and what the manager and coaches instil in us.”

The Reds’ campaign is far from over as Saturday sees them travel to Paris to take on Real Madrid in the Champions League final.

Milner continued: “It’s important we recover first, obviously emotionally, mentally and physically.

“But no matter how tired you are, if you can’t get yourself up for one more, for a Champions League final, then you’re going to struggle anyway.

“So, the boys are ready. You can see the drive, see the ability and effort that’s been put in over the last few months.

“The hardest time is probably three, four weeks ago when you’ve still got a lot of games left. If there’s any fatigue, there’s one game left and we’re going to give it everything. We know how much the European Cup means to this club.”

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