James Milner admits leaving Liverpool could have been an option in Jurgen Klopp’s first full season at the club after he was asked to play out of position.
The 34-year-old left Manchester City in 2015 to play more regularly in centre midfield yet spent a lot of the 2016-17 campaign plying his trade at left-back.
Milner’s experience has aided Liverpool in the past few seasons and he signed a new deal in December that runs through to 2022.
But the former England international could have pushed for a move away three years ago and says it took time to adapt to Klopp’s demands on the training pitch.
On moving to left-back, he told Sky Sports: “It was what the manager needed at the time. There’s always going to be positions you prefer but you do what’s needed for the team. (Vanguard)