The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have taken to Twitter to call for ex-White, James Milner to return to Elland Road after following him during Liverpool’s Champions League campaign. The 32-year-old came through at Leeds, gaining promotion to the senior squad in 2002 before being sold to Newcastle two years later in 2004.
Fourteen years on from his departure from Elland Road, the Englishman has helped guide Liverpool to the Champions League final and has broken the record for most assists by a player in a single campaign in the process. Milner’s recorded nine assists in Europe, beating both Wayne Rooney and Neymar who shared the record after registering eight assists each in a single season.
If there’s one thing Leeds could do with at the moment, it’s an experienced creative midfielder who knows how to win. As it happens, Milner is just that. The midfielder has won every major honour that England has to offer having been part of Manchester City’s domestically dominant side that won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and Community shield between 2011 and 2014. The 32-year-old now finds himself just one game away from picking up his biggest trophy yet, as just Real Madrid stand between Liverpool and Champions League glory.
You can see what our resident Whites have been saying about Milner here:
Milner should win the European Cup and then return to Leeds
— Brett McMaster (@bmcmaster88) May 3, 2018
Milner to win European Cup and then return to Leeds for a swansong would be lovely #lufc
— Matt! (@brianenoschinos) May 3, 2018
When Milner returns home to Leeds we will win champs league lad haha x
— Luke Newsome (@LukeNewsome91) May 2, 2018
Milner wins champions league! Leaves to come to leeds! Leeds build team around him and then promotion next season
— Harry Quinn (@harry_rodney) May 2, 2018
— We Are Leeds (@WeAreLeeds1919) 2 May 2018
2 year plan:
Pablo leads us to league and cup glory next season, qualifying us for Europe
The following season, James Milner returns and makes us Champions of Europe again
— We Are Leeds (@WeAreLeeds1919) 26 April 2018
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If Milner is concussed, tell him he plays for Leeds
— Wacc (@WACCOE) May 2, 2018