Reds midfielder James Milner is very much a squad player for Liverpool these days.
To back up that particular comment, Milner has made three Premier League appearances this season, but he has come off the bench in all three fixtures.
However, Milner started for Liverpool against Ajax at the Amsterdam ArenA last night.
As you can see below, some Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to state that they were not impressed with the performance of the midfielder.
Milner is finished. Bang average. #LFC
— Kloppinell' (@KOPrumours) October 21, 2020
Milner with his usual poor ball control almost cost a goal but was bailed by Fabinho. Great pro but Milner is too limited at this level #lfc
— Deji Guerrero (@Deji500) October 21, 2020
Milner been a total liability. This game is all wrong for him. Their midfield too nippy for him. #LFC
— CL Collins (@CL__Collins) October 21, 2020
Maybe the end of the season is when we let him https://t.co/tNGfgZ3wC5's time for new younger players for the new generation.Changes in the team are important.
— Kaze_Gaara92 (@Anggara16126514) October 21, 2020
Awful tonight, but you can't blame him
— LarryNii1 (@LarryNii1) October 21, 2020
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We actually thought Milner played reasonably well against Ajax in the Champions League last night. The midfielder was decent in defence and attack.
With that being the case, he ran further than anyone else on the pitch. Milner finished the match with a player rating of 7.54.
Milner might be 34 years of age, but the aforementioned numbers highlight that he can still perform at the top level.