James Milner on the Super Cup: “You’ve Got to Win a Big Trophy to Get Here”

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For Milner, the Super Cup is a big deal because of how Liverpool got to it—by winning number Six. Just where a one-off cup game like the Super Cup on Wednesday ranks could be endlessly debated, but at least for Liverpool there appears to be a consensus forming around why it’s important—and that’s because of how Liverpool got to it.
They’re in the Super Cup against Europa winners Chelsea for winning the Champions League, their sixth European Cup. It matters as a trophy to kick off the 2019-20 season with because it also serves as confirmation of their victory in Madrid.
“I think the Super Cup’s a special trophy to win because you’ve got to win a big trophy to get there,” was James Milner’s take on the Super Cup. “So I think it’s important. I think it’...

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