Watch: James Milner scores beauty in training ahead of Champions League final
James Milner is a consistent and talented footballer, but has gained a reputation for being dull within some corners of football.
However, if he scores a goal like this beauty from Liverpool training in the Champions League final this evening, he might start to be seen as Philippe Coutinho’s natural replacement.
A cut on to his right and swooping curl into the top corner – even former Liverpool wizard Coutinho, who left for Barcelona in January, would be proud of that one.
The 32-year-old English midfielder’s wonderful goal drew significant acclaim from fans, and raised a few hopes too.
Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League final in Kiev at 7.45pm tonight.
We’ve seen Milner has it in his locker – will he pull it off when it counts?