By Will Butcher
Liverpool fans were impressed with versatile star James Milner after he returned to the side to face Watford.
The 30-year-old started against Walter Mazzarri’s side in place of Alberto Moreno, who had played in the Merseyside Giants’ last fixture against Crystal Palace, as Liverpool trounced Watford with a 5-1 win.
Former Leeds star Milner assumed his new position on the left side of the defence, as Sadio Mane grabbed a brace while Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino all found the net.
Despite a mini onslaught in the second half, Watford were kept to only one strike by Liverpool’s defence as Milner lined up alongside Lucas, Joel Matip and Nathaniel Clyne.
Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter to the performance of Milner, as he becomes more and more accustomed to playing at left-back.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Linn B (@Linn_LFC) November 6, 2016
Hes top of the league…he's top of the leeeeague JAMES MILNER HES TOP OF THE LEAGUE!!!! ???? #LFC
— Jamez Milners Pocket (@bleek777) November 6, 2016
Milner's playing the best football of his short #LFC career so far at left-back
— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) November 6, 2016
— James (@jimmydoris1986) November 6, 2016
James Milner is one of the hardest working football players you'll ever see, top man #LFC
— Grujić (@Hamzzza23_) November 6, 2016
Personally would get a high class left back in asap. Milner doing a fab job this season but weak area for us. #LFC
— Anthony Forman (@antforman) November 6, 2016
James Milner does not get enough credit for his quiet steady brilliance. #LFC
— Dr. Matthew Barlow (@Matthew_Barlow) November 6, 2016
The Milner and Lallana haters at the beginning of the season must be wondering when the humble pie will stop coming their way ? #LFC
— Abs (@nirasol1969) November 6, 2016
The former Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester City star saw out the full 90 minutes as Liverpool moved to the top of the table.
Despite playing from left-back, Milner has continued as Liverpool’s penalty taker and has four goals in all competitions to his name from just 10 games.
In other Liverpool news, fans have also reacted to the sublime performance of two-goal hero Sadio Mane on Twitter.