Date: 6th October 2019 at 2:32pm
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Alan Hutton raved about the ability of Liverpool midfielder James Milner after the 2-1 victory over Leicester City on Saturday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Scotland international gushed about the Reds veteran and claimed he was one of those players who could play for years due to looking after himself.

Milner scored the winning goal in Liverpool’s narrow-win against the Foxes after stepping up to convert a penalty in added time.

Hutton explained that while he didn’t think the former England international was underrated, he did think he had a tendency to fly under-the-radar at Anfield.

“Ice cold is probably the word to use for him and he is playing at such a high-level,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“Even though the penalty took a little bit of time due to VAR but he’s been there done it, played at international level, and you expect that from a player of his calibre to stand up, stay cool and fire it home.

“I mean he’s just brilliant, he could play for years as he is one of those boys who are really fit and he just looks after himself, and he’s probably a great boy in the dressing room as well.

“He’s a great player, great professional so it’s no surprise he is cool from the spot.

“I wouldn’t say he is underrated, he just kind of plays along, it’s more…(asked if he flies under the radar) yeah exactly that.”

Milner has only started 25% of the Reds’ Premier League games this season but has played a part in all but one of Liverpool’s league outings so far.

The 34-year-old has been at Anfield since 2015 after joining from Manchester City but his current contract is due to expire at the end of the season.

In other Liverpool news, Darren Bent blasted a Reds fan-favourite who hasn’t looked himself this season.