Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has admitted that he was wrong about Liverpool midfielder James Milner. The 35-year-old Englishman has been a part of the Premier League for 19 years now. He has made 180 league appearances for the Reds, since joining them way back in 2015.
James Milner has 575 appearances in the England top flight with 57 goals. He Is Mr Reliable because of his ability to play at any position in the field. Milner has 258 appearances and 26 goals across all competition for the Reds. Milner is renowned for his versatility; across his career and he is well known for his box to box play.
Gary Lineker on Liverpool Midfielder
In 2015, James Milner agreed on a move to Anfield from Manchester City on a free transfer. Gary Linekar Misjudged James Milner on his debut season for the Reds. In March 2016 on his Twitter account, Gary posted:
His managers seem to love James Milner. Clearly he can play anywhere across midfield, but remain unconvinced personally.
Whenever Jurgen Klopp sends Milner on to the field he always delivers, especially as the backup full back. His performances for Liverpool has made Gary Lineker rethink the statements he made about the Englishmen in the past.
Match of the day: Top ten podcast, Saw a topic raised on Liverpool’s vice-Captain while discussing the unsung heroes of the Premier League era.
On-air Gary Lineker spoke
I actually apologized to him,
A few years ago I tweeted something. He always played in different positions and I did a tweet along the lines of ‘I don’t really know what James Milner is.
I was wrong, because actually what he is, is an unbelievably brilliant professional who will play anywhere for you. I apologized and he took it with great spirit.
Currently, James Milner is suffering from a hamstring injury. So far, Millie has made 8 appearances for Liverpool this season, with two assists.
The Telegraph included him at number seven in their list of “The top 20 most under-rated footballers of all time”, describing him as “hard-working, reliable and intelligent.”