(Video) VAR rules that James Milner’s tackle isn’t a foul despite Newcastle protests

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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:

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