James Milner rarely gets the headlines, but he has been a pivotal component of Liverpool’s Champions League campaign this season.
This season, Milner has made nine goals for his teammates to help them reach the final of the competition.
Jurgen Klopp’s side obliterated the likes of Porto, Manchester City and Roma en route to the showpiece in Kiev.
Liverpool will be underdogs heading into the final as they take on Real Madrid, who are hunting for their third successive trophy.
The style of play adopted by both sides suggests that it could be a high-scoring game, which would make for entertaining viewing.
Ahead of Saturday’s showdown, UEFA announced it’s Champions League Team of the Season.
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and Madrid hitman Cristiano Ronaldo made the cut, but there was no place for Milner.
Instead, City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who failed to guide his team past the Reds in the quarter-finals, was selected.
Liverpool fans have been left feeling baffled.
James MIlner registers more assists in one season of the Champions League than any player in the history of the competition and doesn't make it?! 😂 pic.twitter.com/r4OxHmqwRm
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) May 22, 2018
Not fashionable enough unfortunately, should be in there over De Bruyne
— Kraig Wymer-Webb (@kraigjdww) May 22, 2018
De bruyne shouldn't be innit, Don't remember him doing much against us in quarters
— RANDOM GUY (@LFC7338) May 22, 2018
They Will be changing this come 9.35 pm Saturday evening 🙂
— jon daly🏵️🥣❌ 🐳 (@jonnybeardo) May 22, 2018
— Sameer (@S4M33R786) May 22, 2018
It's a good midfield but Milner definitely deserves to be in there
— Mental Milner 🇺🇦 (@Ribenamilner) May 22, 2018
Amazing how Milly has that record and IS IN THE FINAL and isn't in that team but KDB is!
— Nathan Antony Brown (@NathanAntonyBr1) May 22, 2018
He’s so underrated it’s ridiculous. Work horse
— Ross Slater (@r_slater7) May 22, 2018
So let’s hope he destroys RM and prove them all wrong and enters the hall of fame 😜
— Friday Feeling.. (@IMS899) May 22, 2018