Milner given weird but considerate current from Liverpool earlier than ultimate sport


JAMES MILNER has obtained an excellent current from Liverpool forward of his ultimate sport for the membership.

The midfielder, 37, will go away the Reds on the finish of the season when his contract expires.


James Milner will go away Liverpool on the finish of the seasonCredit score: Reuters

He got here off the bench in Saturday’s 1-1 house draw with Aston Villa for his final Reds look at Anfield.

And the 61-cap England worldwide may get a ultimate swansong in entrance of Liverpool’s travelling supporters away at Southampton on Sunday afternoon earlier than departing as a free agent.

However in his ultimate week of coaching at Kirkby, the dependable Milner was offered with a particular present.

The Anfield groundstaff dug out the penalty spot from the well-known pitch and handed over the dear piece of turf together with a photograph of the place the grass was as soon as planted.

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Head groundsman Dave McCulloch and his staff wrote: “To James,

“After eight years of destroying our pen spots!

“It is now time you taken care of one your self!

“Best of luck for the future, All the Groundstaff.”


Milner scored 19 of his 21 penalties for the Reds throughout his eight years – taking a again seat on the responsibility as soon as Mo Salah arrived at Anfield.

That included clutch efforts each house and away towards Leicester – the one at Anfield was a strain Ninety fifth-minute winner – in Liverpool’s title-winning season of 2019-20.

And the ex-Manchester Metropolis man clearly took his fair proportion of apply efforts on the coaching floor through the years to make sure he was prepared on matchdays.

A delighted Milner tweeted: “What a present that’s!

“No pressure there then, I better get my scissors and pink ruler back out! #practicemakesperfect #practiceannoysgroundstaff”

Milner was extensively anticipated to hitch Brighton on a free switch this summer season.

Nonetheless, Leeds may hijack the transfer to try to convey their former star again to Elland Highway in an emotional return.

Milner was given a penalty spot from Anfield


Milner was given a penalty spot from AnfieldCredit score: Instagram
A note accompanied the present to wish him well


A be aware accompanied the current to want him properlyCredit score: Instagram
He scored 19 of his 21 Liverpool penalties


He scored 19 of his 21 Liverpool penaltiesCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty

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