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Liverpool: Many fans worried about the prospect of James Milner starting at left-back against Crystal Palace

Liverpool: Many fans worried about the prospect of James Milner starting at left-back against Crystal Palace

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson is set to miss Saturday’s Premier League trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday, having failed to shake off an ankle injury over the international break, as per Sky Sports.

With the Scotland international almost certain to miss the game in London, the lack of a natural left-back replacement in the Reds’ first-team squad could see James Milner take up the role.

The 33-year-old midfielder deputised for Robertson in that position in the Champions League win at home to Genk earlier this month, while also playing there in Liverpool’s last two Carabao Cup games. [via TransferMarkt]

However, when he lined up at right-back in the Reds’ 4-3 win against the Eagles in January, he was sent off for two mistimed challenges on Wilfried Zaha (as per BBC), who gave the Liverpool veteran ‘a torrid afternoon’ in the words of This Is Anfield‘s Henry Jackson, having been beaten by the Ivorian in the lead-up to Andros Townsend’s goal in that game.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter are fearful of the prospect of Milner being run similarly ragged by Crystal Palace’s wingers if he lines up at left-back on Saturday:

https://twitter.com/kikihillario/status/1197192037902307329

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