James Milner was so good against Maribor last night that there have been calls from some fans to give him the captain’s armband permanently!
For many, he was our best player in the Champions League clash, despite not scoring in the 7-0 drubbing.
Filling in as skipper for Jordan Henderson, Milner played just to the right of Emre Can in the no.6 role and performed exceptionally.
From here, he linked up superbly with Mo Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, working hard, passing forward and delivering telling final balls.
Not once did he look up, turn around and ping the ball to Loris Karius or one of the centre-backs, which is undeniably something Jordan Henderson is guilty of.
We’re pretty sure the captain will come back at the weekend, but we’d like Milner to keep his spot, perhaps ahead of Gini Wijnaldum.
James Milner: No tattoos, no social media, never complains, nothing fancy at all, juts puts the shirt on & gives 100% every single time.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) October 17, 2017
I don't need to watch the last 10 mins.
Man of the match.
— Paul J Machin (@ThePaulMachin) October 17, 2017
Milner replaces Henderson in the next premier league game…there is no argument, tweet me why not and I'll tell you why you're wrong. #LFC
— Dr Hans Jerkoff (@DarkestJed1) October 17, 2017
James Milner staked a real claim to start at Wembley on Sunday with that performance. Thought he was man of the match tonight #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) October 17, 2017
James Milner doing more in 12 minutes than Henderson has all season
— – (@Lallanaism) October 17, 2017
James Milner vs Maribor:
2 chances created
2/2 aerial duels
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) October 17, 2017
Games like this where you really get to appreciate having someone like Milner as a squad player.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) October 17, 2017
Turns out what Liverpool have been missing for 6 weeks is JAMES MILNER! 😉 #MARLIV
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 17, 2017
When did James Milner turn into Andreas Iniesta?
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) October 17, 2017