Martin Keown raves about ‘magnificent’ Liverpool FC star

The Arsenal legend was impressed with James Milner's performance in Liverpool FC's 3-2 win over PSG

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Martin Keown has hailed James Milner’s magnificent performance in Liverpool FC’s 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.

The former England international has been one of Liverpool FC’s most consistent players in the Premier League so far this season despite being in the twilight of his career.

Milner managed to get on the score sheet with a penalty in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in their second game at Selhurst Park.

The 32-year-old has continued to be a creative force in the middle of the park with assists in victories over West Ham United and Leicester City.

Milner opened his account for the Champions League campaign with a penalty in a 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night following Daniel Sturridge’s opener goal.

The experienced midfielder managed to dispossess Kylian Mbappe and find Roberto Firmino for the winner to seal a vital Champions League triumph.

Former Arsenal star Keown credited Milner for an influential performance in the Liverpool FC midfielder for their European opener.

“Milner’s performance against PSG was quite magnificent,” Keown told the Daily Mail. “He gave Neymar special attention. Every time he got on the ball, Milner snapped the door shut.

“He covers so much ground that he is like an extra player all over the pitch. As one of the more senior players in the side, he is like a big brother getting around the pitch to help out his younger team-mates.

“He puts in the challenges, takes out opponents in a fair manner and snuffs out danger.

“His crossing is also sublime. Whether it’s with his right foot or his left, defenders should be alert to the fact that a quality delivery is coming in.

“He is like a fine wine getting better with age — but that does not mean he should come out of international retirement.”

Milner completed a free transfer to Liverpool FC from Manchester City under Jurgen Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool FC will welcome Southampton to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

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