Liverpool utility player James Milner concedes his best position is central midfield.
The Reds vice-captain has fulfilled a number of roles throughout his career, not least during his five-year tenure at Anfield.
The 34-year-old explained that the chance to play in central midfield
was a motivating factor behind his move from Manchester City at the
time, but Liverpool have used Milner at full-back often, including
left-back for an entire season.
Milner also featured briefly as a centre-forward for City, while breaking through as a winger for Leeds and Newcastle.
But he still sees central midfield, where he enjoyed perhaps his
finest season at Aston Villa in 2009/10, as his "best position".
"When I came through, I was always a winger really," he told Sky Sports.
"I played right or left wing. I played a bit in central midfield and
when I was really young a bit up front, but mainly it was on the wing. I
broke into the Leeds team on the wing and the first time I moved to the
middle was with Aston Villa really.
"I still think [central midfield] is my best position. If you look at
the seasons I've had when I’ve played solidly in centre midfield, the
first one at Aston Villa, I got into the team of the year, got into the
World Cup squad and I think I was PFA Young Player of the Year that
"Then the next time I had a solid season was with Liverpool and got
quite a few assists over a few years in Europe and in the league.
"In terms of that output, I'd say centre midfield, but you play where
you're asked to play, and different teams need different things. You
must find a way to fit into certain teams and what the side needs.
"I'm never going to be the star of the team and the team be built
around me so I think it's important that as a player you have to adapt
into that team and what's required. Sometimes you can be more attacking
and other times it's more defensive, covering for someone else.
Sometimes it's give the other guy the ball and let him get on with it."
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