THE ANFIELD NOISE

James MILNER: 2022/23

First Name: James
Surname: Milner
Squad number: 7
Position: Midfield
Height: 1.76m
Weight: 70 kg
D.O.B.: 04.01.1986.
Town of Birth: Horsforth
Country of Birth: England
Nationality: English

I would have thought the Jay Spearing signing would make him the second oldest play, but Milly is actually 3 years older.

James Milner on his beard: “A couple of weeks ago we were in Singapore, we were in the treatment room having a bit of craic and Hendo and Robbo were on me and said, ‘Go on, you need to grow it.’

“I said, ‘Alright, why not? I’ll do it for banter.’ We’ll see where it goes. They’ve got a month of growth; we’re two weeks in so we’ll see where it goes from here. They’re in control of it, so if it’s no good it’s their fault!”

Ah so that’s why Hendo has a beard as well.

James Milner patiently waiting for his children to get off their phones

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Was excellent coming off the bench against Fulham. He is a real leader. Can defend, tackle, and provide crosses, passes, etc, and good movement.

At his age, he plays best if restricted to once a week. That’s why the injuries mounting in midfield is concerning. Ideally we would want him to start a game, and come off the bench in the next.

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Yes, he definitely helped unlock them. I thought all three subs - Milner, Elliott, Nunez - together changed things up in a way that made it much more diffficult for Fulham to cover the space. Gave them something new to deal with, and I felt they couldn’t quite adapt to it.

The 1-1 goal was a beauty, with the pass through a line to Milner initiating the move. Great execution all around, especially the timing from Elliott on when to play the pass. Waiting until the defender committed, before releasing Salah on the flank.

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