By Dominic Toner
James Milner should be in contention to start against West Brom, according to a reliable journalist.
The 30-year-old was substituted off after 86 minutes against Manchester United on Monday after picking up a head injury.
The Express reported on Wednesday that Milner would be assessed ahead of the Premier League match with West Brom, after the blow suffered in a collision with United’s Marcus Rashford.
Neil Jones, who is a Liverpool Echo reporter, claimed on his personal Twitter account that Milner should be fine for the club’s next match and took part in training.
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesecho) October 20, 2016
Milner has become a crucial player under Jurgen Klopp this campaign and has discovered a new playing position.
The former England international has filled in at left-back ahead of the out-of-favour Alberto Moreno.
He has looked assured in the Reds’ defence and has also scored four goals in just eight appearances, with all of them coming from the penalty spot.
Milner has spent the majority of his career playing in central midfielder and excelled at clubs such as Manchester City, Aston Villa and Newcastle.
Liverpool head into the clash against West Brom sat in fourth place with 17 points from their first eight league games.
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