James Milner is normally a guaranteed starter in an EFL or FA Cup game as he leads the youngsters by example, his injury meant that he was instead sat amongst the coaching staff last night.
This lead to questions of whether the 35-year-old could join Jurgen Klopp’s staff following his retirement from playing in the Reddit post:
Anyone else think James Milner is going to become part of the coaching staff at Liverpool when he retires. 👊❤️ He was at the game last night supporting the lads while everyone else was off, did the same last year. 👏 from LiverpoolFC
The Englishman has previously said he would like to be part of our staff when the time was right and having seen him support the coaching staff against Shrewsbury in February 2020, it would be fair to assume this could happen.
As our vice-captain is so focused and driven, there is no way he would let this get in the way of his on-field performances, and he appears to utilise time on the treatment table to learn more about coaching and prepare for the rest of his working life.
There can’t be many better examples to young footballers, and indeed all professionals alike, than the evergreen utility man and if he wants to spend more years at Anfield then there will be very few who would find any issues with that.