Liverpool’s high quality players in reserve is the result of their improved performances this season, according to James Milner.
The Reds beat Hull City 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday.
“You look down the squad list and the quality is unbelievable,” Milner told the club’s website.
“You see the bench and some boys have been injured, some players aren’t in the squad, and the young boys who are knocking around the squad with such quality. You need that competition for places to drive each other on. Hopefully we can keep improving as a team.”
LFC’s currently in fourth position, just a point behind second placed Tottenham.
“If you don’t perform, the shirt is going to be taken off you and someone else is going to get the chance,” Milner added as his team prepare for a clash with Swansea on Saturday. And you don’t know how long they are going to have that shirt for.”