James Milner was praised by a Liverpool fan on Twitter after the Champions League final, who revealed that the Englishman was there for him in his lowest moment.
The 33-year-old has often been forced to play bit-part roles for the teams he has played for, with his versatility something of a curse for a player that simply wants to play in central midfield.
His professionalism is only transcended by his empathy for those around him as a heartwarming story from a Liverpool fan has revealed.
Earlier in the season, while my little one was fighting for his life in Alder Hey, this lad went out of his way to call every day, to see how we were and whether there was anything he could do for us to help. So, forgive me a tear of joy for him tonight. A brilliant human being pic.twitter.com/JDgwD4ggGg
— John Bradley (@jbradleymedia) June 2, 2019
As John Bradley has revealed on Twitter, Milner was there for him and his family when his son was fighting for his life in Liverpool’s famous children’s hospital Alder Hey.
Not only did Milner make the effort to call every day, he made a heartfelt offer to help in whatever way John and his family needed.
On Saturday, Milner won the Champions League with Liverpool and John Bradley tweeted: “Sometimes the good guy does win.”
The vice-captain certainly deserves a new Liverpool contract and this amazing story just goes to show the kind of family mentality that has been fostered at Anfield under Jurgen Klopp.
With the season now at a close and with the atmosphere surrounding the club as positive as it has ever been, fans like John Bradley can only hope that Liverpool can continue to be as successful as possible and continue treating the fans in the way they do.