Leeds United are celebrating their 100th birthday and one of the best players they have produced in recent years has again been making his allegiance to the club well known.
James Milner came through the ranks at Leeds and is still well thought of among the Elland Road fanbase. In fact, there are plenty who hope he will one day find his way back to West Yorkshire when he has had enough of defying age at Anfield.
This week he has appeared on BT Sport’s What I Wore series and discussed his time at Leeds United.
Speaking about the club’s relegation in 2004, Milner described it as one of the ‘worst moments’ in his career to date.
“It was horrible, it was probably one of the worst moments of my career. Obviously, the team you’ve been supporting all your life, the first team you played for. There was a lot of stuff going on at the time — off-field problems, financial problems.
“As a young player you have to grow up quick, I was well protected by the club and the senior players at the time. The support (was) incredible. It’s a special club.
“I think I’m biased, but I think most people will agree with me that it’s a club that definitely belongs in the Premier League.”
He was then asked to pick his most memorable shirt, one he would save in the event of a fire.
After quipping that he would throw the Manchester United one on offer into the flames he then decided to pass up his Premier League winning Manchester City top and Champions League-winning Liverpool top for the one he scored his first goal at Elland Road in.
Milner simply cannot stop making himself beloved to Leeds United fans. Maybe, one day, he will make that much-anticipated return.