The 32-year-old has become a firm fan favourite at Anfield since his move from Manchester City and once again demonstrated why he was so popular against Brighton with a thoroughly professional performance.
Despite the south coast side proving a tougher nut to crack than many had predicted, Liverpool won the match 1-0 through a Mohamed Salah goal in the first half and Milner helped his teammates to pick up maximum points once again.
I remember mocking Milner when he was famously nutmegged by Messi a few years back.— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) August 25, 2018
Think he may now be better than the great man.
The 32-year-old retired England international often finds himself going somewhat under the radar in comparison to his more illustrious teammates.
Milner deserves a new contract. He's been our best midfielder tbh. Just edges Keita for me, but tbh they've both been great.— Net Spend FC (@TheChief_) August 25, 2018
However, Reds fans were keen to express their praise for the workhorse of the team. What he offers Liverpool isn't always the pretty side of the game, but his defensive awareness and hardworking play are what allows the Anfield club to play their fast-flowing attacking style.
Is James Milner 32 or 22? Never, ever stops.— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) August 25, 2018
A number of Liverpool fans also called for Milner to be offered a new contract following his impressive display, ensuring the talented player remains a Reds player for long into the future.
Milner is the gift that keeps on giving, absolutely love him👍🏼— ⚽️❤️LFC Sue❤️⚽️ (@SuePeace1) August 25, 2018
Since arriving at Liverpool in June 2015, having ran down his contract at Manchester City, Milner has gone on to make 135 appearances in all competitions. He has scored 16 goals in that time.