‘I apologised’: Lineker says he was completely wrong about ‘unbelievably brilliant’ Liverpool man

'I apologised': Lineker says he was completely wrong about 'unbelievably brilliant' Liverpool man

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Gary Lineker admitted on the BBC Match of the Day: Top 10 Podcast that his previous assessment of Liverpool star James Milner was completely wrong.

Milner has been one of the most consistent players in the Premier League over the last two decades. He has played in a number of positions and has performed well, making him a very reliable option to all of his managers.

Now 35 and still going strong, Milner is an inspiration to every footballer out there. He is a true professional, but something made Lineker think he was not good enough a few years ago.

The BBC pundit has now admitted that he was wrong.


Gary Lineker: I was wrong about James Milner

Lineker was discussing the Premier League’s unsung heroes when Milner came up. The BBC pundit immediately put his hands up and revealed that he was wrong in the past and even apologised to the Liverpool man live on TV.

He said: “I actually apologised to him on-air. A few years ago I tweeted something. He always played in different positions and I did a tweet along the lines of ‘I don’t really know what James Milner is’.

“I was wrong, because actually, what he is is an unbelievably brilliant professional who will play anywhere for you. I apologised and he took it with great spirit.”

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Almost every manager who has worked with Milner absolutely adores him. The veteran is a fantastic player and the way he approaches every game makes him a brilliant man to have in the squad.

Milner’s experience and accomplishments over the years are also hugely important to Liverpool. The club’s youngsters will learn a great deal about the game from him, and that will help them develop into fine professionals in the near future.

It will be interesting to see how long Milner will carry on playing. Injuries have been troubling him, but it won’t surprise anyone to see him perform at the highest level for a couple more years.

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