“Don’t get bored of it”

It was one of the striking images of hundreds of people that flooded social media after Liverpool were crowned FA Cup winners on Saturday.

The photograph in question involved James Milner, during the penalty shootout, intentionally turning away from the action that was taking place at the end of the Chelsea game and instead looking directly at the Liverpool supporters, biting his nails and cover their eyes when taking the penalty kick. place.

On Milner’s right was Kostas Tsimikas scoring the crucial home win; who brought Liverpool victory and the eighth FA Cup.

Milner, after more than 800 senior games and nearly 300 games for the Reds, has seen it all in his 20-year career. He would be forgiven for having been a little disappointed in the success that continued to greet him in his mid to late 30s, but the versatile veteran is clearly determined to enjoy them more than ever.

“I wanted to see the reaction of our fans,” he said of the decision to turn his back on the decisive penalty. “I trusted Kostas, I knew he had a wand with his left foot.

“Obviously you’re nervous, because you know there’s a good chance it could end, but how many times are you going to get to play at Wembley and experience that?”

The FA Cup completed the setup for Milner at Anfield, having lifted the League Cup, Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup, but the vice-captain, now 36, had a message for someone on his other end. that. The journey to play at Anfield of Trent Alexander-Arnold, 23 years old.

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“I said to Trent after the game: ‘Your locker is pretty full, but don’t get bored!

“He’s an incredible player, but he’s so lucky to have joined such a good team. He deserves it because of how good a player he is, but you don’t You never know when things will change, so you have to enjoy it while it’s here.”


Milner shares how he feels after winning the FA Cup final against Liverpool

So, how will you feel when the penalty is successful past Edouard Mendy?

“Amazing!” he says. “You see people going through what you’re feeling; relief, joy, everything. It’s a special group of players and a special group of people to share these things with in the dressing room after the game. fight.”

“I went into the dressing room after that and all the boys were looking straight at their phones. I was like: ‘We just won the FA Cup!’

“You get 40-50 messages to process, it’s great to see families, kids with medals all around their necks. That’s special. You’re so lucky to be playing in the final. , you’re lucky to be a footballer in first place, to play in the final and win 10 medals. If you say that at the beginning of my career, I’ve embraced it.”

Liverpool are back on Tuesday when they face Southampton away in the Premier League.


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Emma Bowman

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