Milner joined Aston Villa from Newcastle in 2008 and three years later found himself at Manchester City, helping the club win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup before arriving at Liverpool on a free transfer in 2015.
The former England international is now using his vast experience to help Klopp’s side try and win this year’s title.
“I didn’t know that,” Milner admitted, when told about being the sole regular starter from Klopp’s first game – a 0-0 draw at Tottenham on October 17 2015.
“When a new manger comes in, you have to prove yourself all over again. That’s what you have to do every day and keep your standards high.
“One of my roles as one of the older guys, if not the oldest guy in the squad now, is to help the younger guys and push us on as much as I can.
“It’s been a progression, I think. The team has improved. Over the last few years, on our day, we can beat anyone. But maybe we haven’t had that consistency, and now you can see the consistency more.
“I think we have a good ability of being able to win games in different ways. If we’re not playing well, we can grind it out. We can play different styles.
“That’s us developing as a team and that’s important. In previous years, we’ve been able to play really well one week then the next week we didn’t look like the same team.
“This year, we’ve been able to nick a 1-0 and be solid at the back. That’s so important in being successful.
“I don’t think anyone set any targets in pre-season that we were desperate to win the league. But if you get through Christmas and you’re there or thereabouts, you have to be considered as challengers.
“There’s a long, long way to go but the ability we have and the position we’re in now is nice to be in. It’s a strength of this squad that no-one is getting ahead of themselves and the most important game is the next one coming up.
“We take it one game at a time.”