A number of Liverpool fans have hit out at the performance of James Milner on social media during Sunday’s meeting with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp made two changes from the 3-2 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid in the week, with Ibrahima Konate and Diogo Jota coming in for Joel Matip and Sadio Mane. However, it was Milner’s display which had a number of supporters talking, and not for the right reasons.
The 35-year-old was making his eighth appearance of the campaign, playing in a midfield three alongside Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita.
It was the Guinean who opened the scoring early on before Jota doubled the lead, but Milner’s display prior to the early goals didn’t impress a number of supporters.
As per SofaScore, the experienced ace was the Reds’ worst-rated performer before going off with an injury after 27 minutes, recording a rating of just 6.4/10. He lost the ball on four occasions during his time on the pitch, was dribbled past once, made just 13 touches and lost his only duel.
Indeed, the injury seemed to come as a result of a worrying slip that created an opening for Cristiano Ronaldo, only for Konate to eventually snuff out the danger.
Liverpool fans react
Here is what these Liverpool supporters had to say about the versatile midfielder on Twitter, with one labelling his display as ‘shocking’.
“Milner’s like having 10 men out there and Keita took the bullet for it last week”
“Milner shocking in this first 5 minutes.”
“Still absolutely criminal Milner has #7”
“We are dropping like flies once again… #Milner injured subbed off. Come on #Jones”
“Milner is so bad”
“Milner should never be starting 3 games in a row”
“Get Milner off”
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