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Fans left in awe of James Milner after he posts impressive lap times from 8km run in pre-season

‘How is that even possible?’: Fans left in awe of James Milner as Liverpool’s 35-year-old veteran posts impressive lap times from 8km run in pre-season training as he gears up for his TWENTIETH campaign at the top level

  • James Milner shows no signs of slowing down ahead of the new campaign
  • The 35-year-old shared his lap times from a 8km run during pre-season training
  • Milner, who is preparing for his 20th top-flight season, is maintaining his fitness
  • Fans were left in awe of Reds veteran Milner, who appears to be fitter than ever 

James Milner has showed no signs of slowing down after he provided fans with a pre-season fitness update on social media.

The Liverpool midfielder, who turned 35 years old in January, took to social media to share how quickly he was able to run eight kilometres during training, which saw him produce some impressive results.

With the majority of his Liverpool team-mates away on international duty at the Euros or Copa America, Milner has continued to keep his fitness levels up by starting his pre-season camp back at the club’s new Kirkby training centre, ahead of his 20th season as a professional footballer.

Milner was able to run the 8km distance in a time of 34 minutes

James Milner shared how quickly he was able to run eight kilometres during training

The 35-year-old let his fans know that preparation for the new campaign had just begun

The 35-year-old let his fans know that preparation for the new campaign had just begun

After a gruelling session, Milner took to his social media channels to share various lap times, which saw him manage to run the 8km distance in a time of 34 minutes.

‘Pre season number 20 #grinding #wishwecouldskipthisbit,’ wrote Milner, accompanied by an ‘old man’ emoji.

For most players in the twilight of their careers, their fitness will have taken a hit as they look to slow down before retiring.

Milner, who is preparing for his 20th season, trains at Liverpool's Kirkby training base

Milner, who is preparing for his 20th season, trains at Liverpool’s Kirkby training base

But for Milner, it seems he is as hungry as ever to remain consistent at the top level and fans have always recognised this.

After posting his screenshot, a number of Twitter users were left in awe, questioning how a player of Milner’s age was pumping out lap times like he was – despite him being a professional athlete.

One Twitter user said: ‘5.5 miles in 34 mins. I could only do that when I was 20. Well done, old timer.’

While other said: ‘How is this possible at 35?’ 

Fans were full of praise for Milner, labelling him an 'absolute machine' on social media

Fans were full of praise for Milner, labelling him an ‘absolute machine’ on social media

One supporter was quick to praise the former Man City and Newcastle midfielder, labelling him an ‘absolute machine’ because of his longevity at the top of the game.

‘You are an outstanding role model to the younger players. Absolute machine,’ they said.

Milner is now gearing up for his 20th campaign as a professional, with the midfielder having already enjoyed six seasons at Anfield – which includes triumphs in both the Premier League and Champions League. 

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