Liverpool midfielder James Milner believes the club’s 10-day break will help “refresh” the squad ahead of their Premier League title run-in.
The Reds don’t play again until next week where they will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
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Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League title in 29 years.
The Reds are currently second in the Premier League on goal difference behind Manchester City.
However, they have a game in hand which is against Manchester United on 24th February.
They face Bayern Munich in the Champions League round-of-16 a week this Tuesday, with the first leg taking place at Anfield.
They have a 10-day gap between their 3-0 victory over Bournemouth and the Bayern clash.
Reds midfielder Milner spoke with reporters about the timely break for the squad. The Merseyside club beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday and will now look to prepare across the next week to play against Bundesliga and European giants Bayern Munich.
And Milner, who reached the Champions League final with Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, believes the break will be refreshing for the squad and allow for any players with injuries to prepare for a return without the constraints of a busy playing schedule.
Milner said: “I think [it will] for everyone. We are having one of those runs in the season where we have got little niggles, little injuries, illnesses and disruption to the team a couple of days before, it has been the last few games really.
“People say it’s disappointing the draws we have had – yes, it is, we would like to win – but all in all, hopefully at the end of the season we can look back and say they are good draws with the circumstances.
“Being hard to beat, no matter what the circumstances, that comes down to the team spirit within the squad, grafting through little knocks and illnesses and giving your all for the cause.
“The boys have been brilliant. Hopefully, we can rest up and get everyone back fit. It was good to see Trent back, Hendo was on the bench if needed.
“That’s good and hopefully a few more can come back in the next 10 days, refresh and go again.”