Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter to heap praise on James Milner, as Liverpool prepare to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final.
What’s the story?
Well, the 51-year-old recently spoke to the £150,000-a-week Liverpool man in a feature-length interview for The Athletic.
The pair spoke about Milner setting the standards at Anfield, where he is responsible for dishing out the fines.
When praised for the interview, Shearer added one last bit of appreciation for the 35-year-old, as he called him a great professional, and also a great lad.
You can see what the Premier League’s all-time top scorer tweeted below.
Thank you. He’s a great pro and lad. https://t.co/J2ofKJBEHJ
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) May 14, 2022
Clearly, Shearer has a lot of respect for Milner, and why wouldn’t he?
The Leeds-born workhorse has enjoyed a spectacular career during spells at Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and now at Liverpool.
In total, Milner has amassed 809 appearances throughout his career, scoring 85 goals while also providing 134 assists.
The Liverpool No.7 has also racked up 61 caps for England, while winning the Premier League on three occasions, and the FA Cup, League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
James Milner won’t feature for Liverpool
Despite all he has achieved in football, we feel it’s unlikely that Jürgen Klopp will start Milner in the FA Cup final against Chelsea today.
So far this season, the veteran has only made eight Premier League starts, so he isn’t someone Klopp lines up with from the first whistle often.
However, if Liverpool are winning by a single goal going into the final ten minutes, the Reds could throw Milner into the action to help see out the game.
He is by far and away the most experienced player in either squad, so his knowhow could help get Liverpool across the line in that specific scenario.
Whatever happens, Milner has been superb for Liverpool, and he deserves a second FA Cup success today.
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