Mark Lawrenson criticises Liverpool fans for celebrating Reds star’s injury
Mark Lawrenson hits out at Liverpool supporters
Mark Lawrenson has hit back at some Liverpool supporters for welcoming news of James Milner’s recent injury setback.
The England international missed the Reds’s 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at Anfield in their Premier League fixture last weekend.
Liverpool vice-captain Milner injured his hamstring in a 1-0 win against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League earlier this month.
Former Reds defender Lawrenson questioned why some Liverpool fans were pleased to see Milner sidelined for the visit of the Eagles.
Lawrenson told Liverpool Echo: “His absence from Liverpool’s game against Crystal Palace was greeted with strange enthusiasm from some sections of the support.
“I don’t get that. I don’t know why you could ever be glad Milner is not available.
“There’s no reason to celebrate Milner being out. He will have a big part to play for us, this season and beyond.”
Milner moved to Liverpool in a free transfer from Premier League leaders Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
The former Aston Villa man was part of City’s side that won Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will look to bounce back from their first defeat under the German when the Merseyside outfit make the trip to Etihad Stadium next weekend.