Liverpool midfielder James Milner has told Sky Sports that he hopes the European Super League doesn’t get the nod on the back of UEFA’s proposal.
The 35-year-old was part of the Reds team which drew 1-1 with Leeds United at Elland Road.
He and his teammates received a hostile reception in West Yorkshire as supporters gathered at the stadium to vent their frustrations at the players.
Of course, it’s not the players’ fault that the proposal could be set to get the nod but Leeds were defiant in how they feel about the whole situation.
It also seems that Milner isn’t keen on the idea and he essentially went against the Liverpool owners by throwing his weight behind the idea being dropped.
He told Sky Sports: “I think for us we just try and concentrate on the game. We have to try and be professional and focus on the game. That’s the only thing we can control.
“When it broke yesterday it was the first we heard of it. I think we’re the same as everyone, it’s all personal opinions. Mine is that I don’t like it and I hope it doesn’t happen.
“I can only imagine what’s been said by fans and I’d agree with most of it.”
TBR View: Well said, James Milner!
Footballers speak a lot of stuff now which could literally be played over and over again after each and every game.
“We go again”, “The fans were great” are regular nuggets from post-match interviews – but Milner wasn’t in the mood for sitting on the fence here.
The media trained nonsense went out of the window and he should be lauded for these comments.
More players need to come out and throw their weight against this absurd proposal and keep football from the clutches of the mercenaries.
Milner has always been the consummate professional on the field and these comments will enhance his reputation away from it.
Well said that man!