Liverpool boosted their top four ambitions in the English Premier League on Saturday, winning 2-1 away to Crystal Palace thanks to a late Mohamed Salah goal.
The Reds required a second half comeback to secure the victory after going behind to an early penalty but found their way to the kind of ugly win that will help them qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
It’s a massive week for Jurgen Klopp’s side with a European quarter-final against Manchester City in just a few days time before facing Everton in a Merseyside derby next weekend.
Central to Saturday’s win was James Milner, whose hardworking display in the middle of the park caught the eye of supporters. He also provided the cross and assist for Sadio Mane to score the equaliser shortly after half-time.
Fans were overjoyed with his performance, believing he was the only central midfielder to perform to the standard required across the 90 minutes.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts after the match…
That was purely an away game. Not sure if it was planned that way (highly unlikely), but what a win for #LFC. MOTM Milner. Has a calming presence on the pitch and links up really well with Robertson and the front three. #CRYLIV #YNWA
— everaciousbeing (@everaciousbeing) March 31, 2018
— Mohammad Hammoudeh (@Hammoudeh201) March 31, 2018
— Tom (@LFCTOMM) March 31, 2018
I thought Milner was good in the second half, very well composed and passing was excellent. Trent better upfront but very sloppy at the back
Not the best performance but a crucial win????
Roll on Citeehh ?#LFC
— Abdulaziz El-Souri (@a_elsouri) March 31, 2018
— Aridunnu (@Maester_Tobi) March 31, 2018
You pulled some strings in midfield today while Palace were too busy pulling shirts in the penalty area.
— Ziyaad (@ZIYAAD_LFC) March 31, 2018
Don't you ever retire James! You're our new Gary McAllister! Remain at the club forever and ever! We need men like you! #inspiring!
— Andrés da Silveira (@AndresStein05) March 31, 2018
James Milner absolutely superb today
— Dan Allister (@DanAli2) March 31, 2018