James Milner keen to avoid all-Premier League affair in Champions League

• ‘It’s always a weird feeling playing an English team in Europe’
• Champions League win at Bayern will earn respect, he adds

James Milner believes Liverpool have earned the respect of Europe with their Champions League rise under Jürgen Klopp but admits he will not be satisfied until a trophy finally returns to Anfield.

Liverpool’s comfortable defeat of Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, where the serial German champions had lost only one of their previous 26 Champions League games, was arguably their finest European away display under Klopp and demonstrated the quality that delivered a place in last season’s final. England will have four representatives in Friday’s quarter-final draw and, though keen to avoid an all-Premier League affair, Milner believes all of Europe view Liverpool as a team to avoid.

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