BBC Sport pundit hails Liverpool FC midfielder after Leicester win

Garth Crooks raves about James Milner after Liverpool FC's 2-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
James Milner
James Milner (Photo: LFC TV / Screen grab)

Garth Crooks singled out James Milner for special praise following his performance in Liverpool FC’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Reds took the lead at Anfield thanks to Sadio Mane’s opener in the 40th minute, but they were pegged back when James Maddison netted an equaliser in the 80th minute on Merseyside.

However, Milner ended up scoring the all-important winner for Jurgen Klopp’s men from the penalty spot in the 95th minute, after Marc Albrighton brought down Mane in the box.

The 33-year-old vice captain has been a key part of the Liverpool FC team in recent games, and he has scored one goal and made two assists in the top flight this term.

And BBC Sport pundit Crooks has singled out the midfielder for special praise following his important display on Saturday at Anfield.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “James Milner is back: back in the Liverpool team and back among the goals. The ball from Milner for Sadio Mane to slot home was just glorious.

“However, the pressure to score a 95th-minute penalty when your team have underperformed, and knowing a victory keeps your unbeaten run alive, must have been excruciating.

“It is Milner’s coolness under extreme pressure that is so impressive and should Liverpool lift the title, he is a player that can seriously be considered for the Footballer of the Year award, if only for his service to the game. Or should that be an OBE?”

Liverpool FC are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Manchester City suffered a shock 2-0 defeat by Wolves at The Etihad on Sunday.

The Reds will return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

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