James Milner was named Man of the Match for Liverpool’s opening day of the season win against West Ham. The veteran, playing on the right side of a three man midfield, had the most touches, most passes, most crosses and most distance covered among his Reds teammates.
57 passes in opposition half
93% pass accuracy
12.55 km distance covered by Milner
A great win for Liverpool in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie against Julian Nagelsmann’s TSH 1899 at the Rhein Neckar Arena. Hoffenheim had not lost at home since May 2016 and the Reds were up against it, especially given the absences of Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho.
However a fantastic free kick from Trent-Alexander Arnold and an own goal from Havard Nordtveit (although Milner would prefer to claim it as his!) saw the Reds come away with a 2-1 win ahead of the return leg at Anfield.
And not to forget the efforts of the much maligned Simon Mignolet, who saved Andrej Kramaric’s first half penalty and kept the Reds in the tie. Continue reading
Thrilling game but both Man City and Liverpool will feel that they could have emerged from this with more than the solitary point they eventually picked up. Some glaring misses from both sides, in particular from Adam Lallana and Sergio Aguero Continue reading
Liverpool player watch from the England vs Russia Euro 2016 Group B game on June 11, 2016.
Only one Liverpool player- Adam Lallana, started the game. Lallana played the full 90 minutes. Another LFC player, James Milner, was a second half substitute for Raheem Sterling (he came on in the 87th minute)