Ageism Is Working Against James Milner

Ageism Is Working Against James Milner

When a footballer hits 30, or at least in and around that age, something instantly changes in the way they are perceived by supporters. Every bad performance is suddenly due to their advancing years, every misplaced pass is because they’re not as young as they once were and they are used as target practice every time their side suffers defeat. Steven Gerrard even suffered from it, which says it all. This is something we are suddenly seeing come to the …
Milner is this generations McAllister

Milner is this generations McAllister

Cast your minds back to the start of the 2015/16 season. Brendan Rodgers was at the helm of the club and Liverpool had just signed James Milner on a free transfer. The former Manchester City midfielder arrived for nothing having run down his deal at the Etihad but his £150,000-per-week deal raised a few eyebrows, as did the fact he was joining the Reds to play as a centre-midfielder. It was a role he'd played intermittently during his career but …
Why Klopp needs to put the leash back on James Milner

Why Klopp needs to put the leash back on James Milner

James Milner's long and impressive career has had many strings attached to its bow, the latest coming as part of an ever-growing Liverpool team. Whilst many have fairly questioned the decision to bring him in on such large wages in 2015, he's done more than enough to prove his worth to the squad - albeit not perhaps at the level you'd expect of someone on £150,000 per week. Milner has played left-back, centre-midfield, wide midfield and right-back during his time …
Key Stats from Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 - ALLEZ!

Key Stats from Manchester City 1 Liverpool 2 - ALLEZ!

Liverpool made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League with an emphatic 5-1 win over two legs against Man City, turning them over 2-1 at the Etihad despite some hairy moments. But what were the key stats from the game? UCL Magic Strikes Again  Some Champions League related stats to kick off. This is Liverpool’s 10th Champions League semi-final. Only six clubs have made more semis: Milan, Juve, Bayern, Real, Barca and Man United. Liverpool’s semi-final record is exemplary, …