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James Milner’s backheel assist is the most surprising thing we’ve seen all season

The usually unspectacular Milner did something completely out of character to put Mo Salah through for his goal

Where does James Milner get his reputation for being a boring player?

None of that matters now as he has just proven he is as skillful as Ronaldinho* against Leicester.

Liverpool were struggling to break down a resolute Foxes defence and were crying out for a moment of magic to pick the lock.


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Trust me, next match I’m going to backheel it to Salah for an assist

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Trust me, next match I’m going to backheel it to Salah for an assist

Sadio Mane had had two goals disallowed, Mo Salah seemed to have left his shooting boots in the dressing room and neither Roberto Firmino or Philippe Coutinho were producing the goods.

Step forward Milner.

We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw how he assisted Salah for Liverpool’s second goal.


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The ball was fired at him

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The ball was fired at him

Honestly we had to check the replays to make sure it was actually Milner in the number seven shirt.

Firmino fired the ball into him and with a defender pressing up against his back Milner produced the most out character move we’ve ever seen.

He let the ball roll through his legs and used his heel to flick it through to Salah.

Look closely, it is Milner

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Look closely, it is Milner

Salah ain’t missing from there

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Salah ain’t missing from there

Nutmegged the keeper too

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Nutmegged the keeper too

No one saw that coming. 

Even Salah looked surprise as he turned around to celebrate with his teammates, expecting to congratulate Coutinho for the assist but instead found Milner running towards him.

With all the skill that Liverpool’s front four possess Milner is flying the flag for the unfashionable English midfielders.

All that is left to do is applaud Milner for his rogue moves and play him at right back for the rest of the season.

Well done James.