Leeds fans react on Twitter to Milner display against Manchester United
By Alex Stevens
James Milner scored the opening goal in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United – and Leeds fans hailed the player as one of their own.
The Elland Road academy graduate kept a cool head under pressure to slot away Liverpool’s goal with a penalty beyond the grasp of David de Gea.
It was Milner’s sixth goal of the season, all of which have come from the penalty spot, as he provided further evidence of his importance to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Leeds fans reacted with delight at Milner breaking the deadlock in such a big match and against United, one of the club’s historic rivals.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Trevor Carey (@trevorcarey1982) January 15, 2017
Good old Jamie Milner, still a class act #lufc
— David Hay (@Davehaymot) January 15, 2017
When we get promoted, Milner will come back to us right? #lufc
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) January 15, 2017
We get to the prem, and we sign Milner, Gradel, Snodgrass and Schmeichel. Would be great. #lufc
— Max (@Max_LUFC) January 15, 2017
Every Leeds fan.. dreams of scoring in front of that beckford end #lufc congrats Milner
— Amaraj (@amarajsk) January 15, 2017
— kieron (@gibbet) January 15, 2017
— Daddy Dee (@damobrien2011) January 15, 2017
when we go up in May I want Milner back home #lufc
— Armo? (@Jordan_Armo) January 15, 2017
— On and on and on (@ProtestForLeeds) January 15, 2017
Boyhood Leeds fan Milner graduated from the club’s academy to make his first-team debut at the age of 16 and became the then youngest scorer in the Premier League at the same ago.
But he only spent two years at the club as Leeds’ financial problems forced them to cash in on him in 2004 following their relegation from the Premier League and he joined Newcastle.
Liverpool climbed back into third in the league after securing a point at Old Trafford, although they are seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
In other Leeds news, Monk has made a shock transfer revelation after meeting with new owner Andrea Radrizzani.