Liverpool booked their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals by beating Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night – and many of the club’s supporters hailed midfielder James Milner for his performance.
The Reds went into the Champions League second leg tie with a goalless scoreline from Anfield, but produced a memorable 3-1 away victory against the Germany club.
Sadio Mane put the Merseyside club in front with a stunning chip, before Joel Matip was unfortunate to score an own goal before half-time to level it up.
But Jurgen Klopp’s team went up a gear in the second period, as Virgil Van Dijk’s header and a second from Mane made sure of progress to the next round.
Liverpool are now one of four English teams alongside Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United that are in the final eight of Europe’s elite club competition.
A selection of Liverpool fans were blown away by Milner’s contribution, as he once again proved his tireless work-rate in the centre of the park.
The 33-year-old English midfielder covered the entire pitch for the Reds and also popped up with an assist to his name, with Van Dijk powering in his corner.
Milner’s spot in the starting XI isn’t always guaranteed, but Klopp turned to him for the big occasion on the European stage and he retuned the favour.
Here are some of the Liverpool fans on Milner:
— DaveWatson82 (@watson21382) March 13, 2019
I was apprehensive about James Milner starting against Bayern, but he was absolutely class tonight#LFC
— ReviewFootball (@ReviewFootball) March 13, 2019
How does Milner cover so much ground. Unreal. #LFC
— Ben (@benos95) March 13, 2019
Milner has been brilliant well done lad #LFC
— Asmank Sharma (@AsmankSharma) March 13, 2019
James Milner > James Rodriguez
— YNTA (@YNTA_pod) March 13, 2019
Milner had a great second half
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) March 13, 2019
milner been boss tonight pic.twitter.com/Qw1EHQCqjX
— Andrew (@apoole2010) March 13, 2019
Milner MOTM? Top draw all night #LFC
— Kuvan Sidhu (@Kuvinho08) March 13, 2019