Michael Owen names Liverpool FC’s unsung hero under Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool FC legend names James Milner as Jurgen Klopp's unsung hero

Liverpool FC midfielder James Milner Photo: Wikimedia

Michael Owen believes James Milner has established himself as Liverpool FC’s unsung hero.

The England international has played an important role in the Reds team since Philippe Coutinho’s £142m move to La Liga giants FC Barcelona in the January transfer window.

Milner forged an impressive midfield partnership alongside English duo Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

The 32-year-old was particularly impressive in Liverpool FC’s 5-2 win against AS Roma before he conceded a late penalty due to a dubious handball.

Milner has made three assists in 31 games in the Premier League this season, while the veteran midfielder has made a staggering eight assists in nine Champions League outings.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen heaped praise on Milner for his brilliant performances in the Reds’ second full season under ex-Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp.

“James Milner has provided eight assists in the competition so far this season – that is the joint-most ever in the tournament since the new format was introduced in 2003/04,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The player Milner shares the record with is non-other than Neymar by the way.

“Gareth Southgate is reported to have tried to tempt Milner out of international retirement when he took over from Sam Allardyce – is it time to give him another ring?”

Milner moved to Liverpool FC in a free transfer from Premier League rivals Manchester City in the 2015 summer transfer window.

The retired England international has been touted with a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2018 World Cup.

Liverpool FC are on course to finish in the Premier League in successive seasons under the German head coach.

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