Liverpool's injured Milner eyes return against former club Man City

Reuters , Friday 13 Nov 2015

Liverpool's James Milner looks dejected. (Reuters)

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has set his sights on returning to action in time for the Premier League clash away at former club Manchester City on Nov. 21.

Milner withdrew from the England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Spain and France after picking up a hamstring injury in Liverpool's Europa League win over Rubin Kazan last week.

The 29-year-old missed Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League defeat by Crystal Palace on Sunday, their first loss under manager Juergen Klopp.

"It's always disappointing to miss any games - and obviously missing last weekend and the England games is disappointing," Milner told the club's website.

"It shouldn't be too long and hopefully I'll be back for the next game (against City).

"You never like to put a time frame on it because it's a hamstring and they're always difficult and a bit unpredictable, but hopefully I'll be alright," he added.

Liverpool sit 10th in the table after 12 games, nine points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.

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