James Milner scored a 95th penalty to ensure Liverpool’s winning start to the 2019/20 Premier League season continued in dramatic style.
The Englishman stepped up to dispatch a penalty well into stoppage time to rescue the three points for Liverpool after James Maddison pegged the Reds back.
Speaking after the game, Brendan Rodgers said: “I dreaded the penalty! Knowing he is on the pitch… He is very cool and calm – and he doesn’t miss. He tucked it away, even with that pressure.
“He was brilliant. Then you see what he has done. He has played at left-back, he has played in midfield.
“He is just a top-class professional and he has done absolutely brilliant for the club.”
For all the criticism Rodgers rightly earned during his time as Liverpool boss, he doesn’t get enough credit for signing James Milner for free from Manchester City.
He has proven to be a crucial player for the club and there is no doubt that his experience and mentality will prove invaluable once again before the season ends.