In the lead up to Liverpool opening their lead against Newcastle United, James Milner was involved in a key incident.
Our No.7 flew into a tackle against Fabian Schar and left the Swiss defender rolling around in agony on the floor.
It looked a little forceful but the replays showed that our vice captain won the ball first and if anything, he was kicked by the 30-year-old.
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Some celebrations were held back in the expectation of a VAR review but it was quickly decided that it wasn’t a free-kick to the Magpies.
It’s probably an incident that any team would claim their way, if they were playing, but neutrals should see it was never a foul.
Fair play to our 36-year-old veteran midfielder and his determination meant that Naby Keita’s opening goal was possible.
You can watch the tackle by Milner via @btsportfootball on Twitter:
Wonderful feet from Naby Keita 😍
Liverpool take the lead and the Newcastle fans aren't happy, but it looks like James Milner got his challenge just right… pic.twitter.com/1gdngbRXmb
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 30, 2022
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