Emre Can cannot remember a teammate being more reliable from the penalty spot than James Milner.

The Liverpool vice-captain held his nerve from 12 yards at Swansea City before the international break to secure a fifth consecutive win for his team in all competitions.

It was the fourth time already this season that Milner has found the target from the spot and his overall record in that department since joining the club is now seven without failure.

The No.7 perfects his technique in training, according to Can, who believes the Englishman ranks alongside the best penalty takers he has shared a dressing room with.

He told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m young, but I haven’t seen in any of my teams so far such a good penalty taker. In training, every ball is in the net. He’s a very, very good penalty taker.”

Can, who has been used in defence on a number of occasions by club and country, also had words of praise for the transition Milner has made from midfield to left-back this term.

“It has surprised a lot of people, because it’s not easy to play at left-back from midfield,” said the 22-year-old.

“But Millie did it very well and I think he has scored more goals than last year in this time. He’s a very important player for us. He has to keep going like that and the team has to keep going like that.”

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