Milner refusing to get carried away as Liverpool go top of the Premier League

James Milner is refusing to get too carried away as Liverpool moved to the top of the league after a 1-0 win against Brighton.

Having watched Manchester City limp to a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Wolves earlier today, Liverpool knew that a win would send them two points clear of the reigning champions.

They gained those three points through Mo Salah’s second strike of the season, as well as maintaining their record as the only team yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season.

Despite going top and displaying good form to date, James Milner has tried to temper expectations among the Anfield Faithful by saying that it is far too early to start thinking about winning their first league title since 1990:

“Brighton were strong, organised and have good players going forward too so it was never going to be easy. But we kept a clean sheet and got a win. We know we can play better but we got the result,” he told the BBC.

“When teams are as well organised as they are, you have to take those chances. Mo Salah will get those chances and take them. The boys at the back keeping the clean-sheets are so important and that is what is getting you the points.

“It is very early days but we want to keep going and keep improving on stuff to work on so we can become a better team.”

Milner, of course, knows all about what it takes to win the Premier League title, having won the famous trophy in 2012 and again in 2014 during his time with Man City.

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