English Premiership

Milner praises Reds' character

2016-10-02 11:00
James Milner (Official Liverpool Twitter)

Cape Town - James Milner says Liverpool showed character to come from behind to defeat Swansea 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Leroy Fer opened the scoring for the Swans after just eight minutes but Roberto Firmino equalised on 54 minutes before winning a penalty for Milner to sweep home with six minutes of the match remaining.

Following the game, a delighted Milner told the club's official website they improved after the break following a less than impressive first 45 minutes.

He said: "Every time you play away from home in the Premier League it is always tough and you are going to have spells in the game when you are going to be under the cosh.

“The first half was our own doing but in the second half we performed a lot better, but they are still going to have chances – that’s the Premier League.

"The boys defended well and the character we showed by not only coming back to win the game but the second half was more like ourselves other than the first half.”

He added: "I don’t think the character has ever been in question. I think that’s always been there but maybe the organisation and togetherness to know your jobs and everybody to be on the same page and under pressure when things are going wrong [has improved]."

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