Milner excited by Liverpool progress

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Liverpool vice-captain James Milner believes it is an exciting time to be involved with the club and is confident the squad can handle the growing expectations.

Milner scored the penalty which handed Liverpool a 1-0 win over Swansea on Sunday, their sixth victory in their last seven matches in all competitions.

The arrival of manager Jurgen Klopp and the subsequent reversal of the club's fortunes is creating an air of optimism around Anfield and Milner is happy to be part of it.

"I think it is a talented squad of players, we have a great mix of youth and experience and obviously a new manager, the stadium is being upgraded as well so I think it is a great time to be involved at the club," he told Sky Sports.

"It is exciting times for everyone, if we keep working hard, keep improving, keep doing our job then hopefully we can be successful. We just want to keep improving, playing as well as we can and getting the wins on the board.

"Hopefully get into January and February and still be in all the cup competitions and give ourselves a shot in one of the cups, see where we are in the league and assess it from there.

"It is not always going to be pretty football and pretty much how you want it to go to plan. To be able to grind out that win was really important.

"Hopefully we can keep this form going through Christmas and keep racking the wins up and if we can do that, I think we will be in a good place," he concluded.