December 1, 2022


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James Milner

– I won’t be able to do that when I’m his age

Andy Robertson was full of praise for James Milner, after the veteran’s impressive game against Manchester City on Sunday.

Joe Gomez was probably intended for this position as a replacement for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back against City. But when Ibrahima Konate was unable to play due to a muscle injury, Gomez moved to central defence, while deputy captain Milner was given the role of right-back. He solved it perfectly, and kept City’s player, Phil Foden, in check for large parts of the match.

Many players have received criticism this season. A lot has been said, but that’s fine. We players are good at preventing that and staying together. I think there were many good performances in this match. Andy Robertson told Sky Sports after the match that this will keep many critics silent.

– I think Joe Gomez was great. And James Milner at right-back, God how well he played. I certainly wouldn’t be able to do what he did when he was his age. I thought he was in a class of his own.

It’s hard to pick individual players, but the two mentioned were exceptional. Virgil was good, too. I think we were all pretty good, to be honest.

Many praised it

Robertson wasn’t the only one impressed by Milner’s handling of Phil Foden. Jurgen Klopp didn’t spare the edge over the veteran after the match either.

James Milner vs. Phil Foden. The manager said during his press conference that the way James Milner played was absolutely amazing.

Watch Jan Åge Fjørtoft’s interview with James Milner after the win over City:

“I think Joe Gomez was the best on the pitch, but maybe I’m better than James Milner,” said Gary Neville of Sky Sports.

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Richard Jolly I does not depend on He is among the journalists who have taken note of Milner’s strong efforts against City and Foden, after Foden confirmed that the veteran faced a nightmare at Anfield last season. Foden scored a hat-trick in the Manchester derby two weeks ago, but after 100 minutes of exiting the position, Milner was the man who stole the headlines.

Milner is approaching his 37th birthday, and this may be the last time he’s impacted an important match like this to such a large extent. Although this season has shown it is on its way to decline, Klopp is aware that it has underestimated Milner, writes Jolie.