'Sod Coutinho', Legend', 'Kop hero' - Liverpool fans rave about record-breaking unsung CL star
Liverpool midfielder James Milner was on the receiving end of plaudits from Reds supporters after it became apparent that the 32-year-old had broken the record number of assists in a single Champions League season.
The former Leeds United ace went above Brazilian superstar Neymar and Wayne Rooney after the Merseysiders 5-2 victory against AS Roma in the European competition on Tuesday night.
It was a record that was made in the 2016/17 season when the 26-year-old totalled eight in one campaign but Milner now has nine.
And fans were loving that the player branded “Mr Reliable” had bettered the flamboyant Paris Saint-Germain attacker and took to Twitter to show it.
Anfield was electric against the Italian giants as the Reds asked all kinds of questions of their opponents, who for large parts of the game looked completely out of their depths.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into the final ten minutes of the semi-final showdown with a 5-0 lead after a Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino brace, as well as a Sadio Mane effort, gave the Reds a clear advantage.
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But the Reds went to sleep after their Egyptian goalmachine was substituted.
This gave the Serie A club the impetus as first Edin Dzeko found the back of the net for the visitors and then Diego Perotti gave them something to hold onto into the second-leg.
Nevertheless, Reds fans were happy with Milner and here is a round-up of some of the best Twitter reactions from Liverpool supporters about Milner’s record-equalling feat:
Sod Coutinho, we still have Milnerinho!
— Citizen of Nowhere (@wfaler) April 24, 2018
Milly is so underrated ????????
— Fazelah Dadabhoy (@likeaparisienne) April 24, 2018
— Dylan Roberts (@Mini_Dylan) April 24, 2018
Yet another unsung Kop hero, legend even!! YNWA ????
— Bob Unsworth (@BobUnsworth2) April 24, 2018
I still have to pinch myself at being such a huge James Milner fan! But I totes am!
— Lauren Thompson⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@lauren_casey99) April 24, 2018
This squad is built to break records. #LFC
— Jonny Walker (@UnKloppable) April 25, 2018
— Diego Arellanes (@vitlauskonungur) April 24, 2018
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hames millanar !!
— Sheik Tajudeen (@sheikmubaraq07) April 24, 2018
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