Micah Richards compares James Milner to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Richards who played alongside Milner for Manchester City believes the 37-year old midfielder will play until he’s 40.
“Whenever I’m asked about the level of professionalism every player should aspire to, I use him as an example. He doesn’t drink alcohol and he is probably fitter now than I was in my prime,” Richards told BBC Sport.
“There’s no sign of him stopping, either. He left City for Liverpool in 2015 for more game time, and he still has that hunger.
“Like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he is one of those players who can just keep on going. I honestly think Milner could still be playing in the Premier League aged 40, if he wants to.”
Richards added: “His mindset is astonishing; he never has a day off. Out of everything I’ve said, it is that character and experience that will really make the difference for Liverpool with what they are going through now.
“We won the Premier League together at City in 2012 but there were times that season when things were not going well. He was one of the people who kept everyone going.