Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, has told fans that new signing James Milner will not let his new club down. The reds board have built a squad full of potential in recent years as they looked to sign players with a long shelf life and a potentially high sell on fee.
This means there is a distinct lack of experience within the walls of Anfield, something that will be compounded this summer with the departure of Captain Fantastic and the likes of Glen Johnson.
But Gerrard feels confident the reds hierarchy are going the right way about fixing this particular issue. In an interview with the clubs official website Stevie G says the man signed to replace him knows how to win trophies and that he will be hungry for more.
"He'll bring a vast majority of experience," the departing Reds captain told Liverpoolfc.com. "I think it's a very safe signing in the fact that he's won things.
"He's a proven winner - I think he's still hungry. I know he's a very fit boy, very professional and he won't let anyone down. I know James very well and he'll be very eager to come and prove to Liverpool fans that he's good enough to be in the XI.
"So that made sense - we got him on a free transfer as well, so really happy with that one."
Milner will join up with the reds when his current contract with Manchester City runs out on July 1st. There are rumours floating around that suggest the England international will be handed the Captainís armband that was vacated by Steven Gerrard with his transfer to the LA Galaxy. Although I can see the reasoning behind such move as Milner is a passionate player that leads by example I do question what effect it will have on a dressing room that is already struggling for unity.
Liverpool kick off their pre-season campaign on July 14th against a Thailand All Stars team in Bangkok.