Liverpool’s FA Cup dream continues following one of the most remarkable wins in the club’s history – and many supporters have reacted on Twitter to the Reds’ ultimate professional James Milner.
On a night when Liverpool not just selected their youngest ever starting XI but also entrusted the managerial ownership to U23s head coach Neil Critchley with Jurgen Klopp watching on his laptop from afar the young Reds delivered.
Shrewsbury Town came to the home of the European champions looking for an upset and they got one. A team full of kids was able to prevail against the League One outfit to set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie at Chelsea.
The young Reds edged past the Shrews through Ro-Shaun Williams’ own goal following a dangerous ball from Neco Williams. Liverpool will travel to Stamford Bridge to face Frank Lampard’s Blues on March 5.
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) February 4, 2020
One player who epitomises Jurgen Klopp’s infectious mentality and philosophy is Liverpool vice-captain James Milner went the extra mile to inspire the club’s youngest ever team to victory.
As per the Daily Mail, Milner asked Critchley if he could be involved and trained with the academy stars ahead of the match at Anfield.
The 33-year-old even gave a team talk ahead of the match, which he attended while Reds boss Jurgen Klopp remained absent, as promised to respect the Premier League’s inaugural winter break.
Critchley said of Milner: “He is totally respectful and professional. He was giving words of advice.”
Following the match, many Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to showcase their admiration and respect for one the Premier League’s greatest professionals with a couple of exciting predictions for the former England international to potentially one day become a manager.
Can see him as a manager one day
— Mason (@LFCMason1892) February 4, 2020
A rare rare bread
— #LFC (@anfieldatnight) February 4, 2020
Milner is the ultimate consummate professional.
— Richie Meade (@richiem42) February 4, 2020
Man like Milner, A legend❤️🔴
— Asuu (@Asuu16572372) February 5, 2020
city let him go for free, priceless for us. I love it!
— Ra’s al Paul (@Pc_prit) February 4, 2020
Not even surprised. A Liverpool Legend.
— Simba🦁 (@LFCSimba) February 4, 2020
James Milner is a LFC legend
— JC (@Jay_LFC98) February 5, 2020
James Milner, future manager of Liverpool FC?
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) February 4, 2020