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‘Better than Pirlo’ – Liverpool fans react to midfielder comments on Champions League stats

Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been praising their £10.8 million man midfielder, as rated by Transfermarkt, James Milner. The ex-Manchester City and England midfielder has currently registered the most assists in the Champions League this seasons with a total of six, two more than nearest rivals, Dele Alli and Kevin De Bruyne. 

Milner’s topping of the Champions League assist charts is all the more impressive considering that he’s only completed 90 minutes three times out of Liverpool’s seven games in the competition so far. Even more impressive is that half of Milner’s assists in the tournament (3) came in just 45 minutes of football from left-back in the Merseyside club’s final group game, a 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow at Anfield.

The 32-year-old also managed an assist during Liverpool’s qualifying round tie against Hoffenheim back in August, however Milner will be hoping he can convert his creativity in Europe into his game in the Premier League as he’s only managed to set up two goals for teammates in his 24 appearances in the league so far this season.

Liverpool fans will be expecting Milner to create more goals for Liverpool in the second leg of their Champions League tie against Porto when the two sides meet tomorrow as the Portuguese side have it all to do after losing 5-0 at home.

Here’s what the Liverpool fans had to say:

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