James Milner has urged his Liverpool team-mates to embrace the pressure this season as he admitted: “It's time we won a trophy.”
The 32-year-old midfielder knows what it takes to clinch the Premier League title having won it twice with Manchester City and he's desperate to enjoy similar success with Liverpool .
“Expectations should be high. We're at Liverpool,” he said. “It's a massive club where expectations are always high because there is a great history of winning things here.
We are expected to win every single game, no matter who we are playing against when we step on to the field, so it's up to us to be big enough to accept that responsibility and embrace the pressure.
I've been here for three years now and in that time we've been to three finals and come so close to winning silverware. You can see the progression of the team since the manager has been here. We are capable of beating anyone.
The team has evolved and we're moving forward all the time but I think it is time we got over the line and won a piece of silverware. That's putting pressure on ourselves but that is what's expected at this football club.
It's something that we are more than ready to do, but getting that first trophy is always the hardest. If we can get that first trophy it will hopefully set up better things to come.”
"We want to be as consistent as we can be in the league, get through Christmas and see where we are. There will be high expectations of us in Europe after getting to the Champions League final and we've got to shoulder that.
But I think we'll improve again given the players we've brought in because when you've got so much competition for places you're forced to play well. If you don't, someone else will take your spot."
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