Sheffield United newcomer Rhian Brewster has spoken of his admiration for Liverpool midfielder, James Milner.
The 20-year-old striker completed a move to Bramall Lane just a few weeks ago and is in line to make his full debut for the Blades at Anfield today.
Last season, Chris Wilder highlighted the efforts and commitment put in from the Liverpool players in a comfortable 2-0 win for the Reds against the Blades after Christmas. It was something that has stuck with the United gaffer, who was impressed with Liverpool’s relentless attitude.
And Brewster, who will be looking to get one over his former teammates tomorrow, has spoken in a similar light when it comes to experienced midfielder, Milner.
“James Milner. He’s in his 30s and still going strong. That’s for a reason; because he is always in the gym, eating right, doing everything he can to be the best. That’s one thing that I’ll 100 per cent take from Liverpool and James Milner,” Brewster told the Daily Mail.
“The standards, they set the bar very high and that’s something I will never forget and hopefully people looking at me, when I’m older they will hopefully feel the same way.”
Milner has made over 500 appearances in the Premier League alone, scoring 55 goals and providing 84 assists in spells with Leeds, Aston Villa, Man City, Newcastle and Liverpool. Indeed, Milner played against the Blades the last time we were in the Premier League back in 2006.
Deployed as an emergency left-back at times, Milner has been key in the revolution at the club under Jurgen Klopp.
Fine traits to take on board
It’s refreshing to see a young player speak so highly of a fellow professional and it’s little surprise to see Milner leaving an impression on Brewster.
Chris Wilder will be hoping that sort of mentality can work its way into the Blades squad. Yes, Brewster is still a young man learning his trade but he comes from a club that breeds winners.
That, then, can only be a positive for both Brewster and United heading into the rest of this season and beyond.