Brilliant image showed Milner playing for Leeds against Liverpool 13 years ago
By Emma Sanders
Liverpool supporter’s account Empire of the Kop, has posted an image of James Milner on Twitter playing for Leeds in 2003.
The two sides have been drawn to face each other in the quarter-final of the EFL Cup in November at Liverpool’s stadium but their vice-captain has been a visitor with their opponents before.
Leeds haven’t faced Liverpool in the league cup for seven years and after being relegated from the Premier League over ten years ago, Leeds have not played the Reds in the league since 2004.
Here's James Milner facing Liverpool back in 2003, the last time Leeds came to Anfield! ???? pic.twitter.com/Q6Zpee3eh4
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 27, 2016
Milner, who has been utilised in the left-back role for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, once played as a midfielder for Leeds.
The 30 year-old progressed through the ranks at Elland Road and made his first-team debut aged 16 and made 49 appearances before moving to Newcastle in July 2004.
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Since then, Milner’s career has continued to be a force at the highest level and he has won several trophies, including two Premier League title with Manchester City in 2012 and 2014.
The former England international retired from playing for his country this summer after making 61 three lions’ appearances and is now a key member of the Liverpool squad.
So far this season, Milner has started eight games for the Reds but did not feature in the League Cup against Tottenham or Derby as Alberto Moreno has enjoyed rare performances.
Milner may face his former side in the next round however, as Klopp’s men hope to book their place in the semi-final yet again.
In other Liverpool news, this is the expected line=up to face Crystal Palace this weekend.