Twitter reacts to James Milner goal-line clearance against Bournemouth
Is there anything James Milner cannot do? Probably not. He was at it once again against Bournemouth at Anfield. The 34-year-old started in place of Andrew Robertson, who was rested for the match as a precaution.
Milner put in a solid shift for the Scotsman and rounded it off with an excellent goal-line clearance to help maintain Liverpool’s slender lead.
The Liverpool vice-captain was recorded giving an inspirational pep talk prior to the match and he went on to play a key role as Liverpool came away with all three points.
Ryan Fraser was through on goal after a Fabinho mistake. Adrian did well to close him down, only for Fraser to appear to have successfully lobbed him.
With the ball heading goalwards, Anfield waited with bated breath. They were cheering just seconds later as the Liverpool No.7 came out of nowhere to clear the ball just inches off the goal line.
Not only did he time his jump right but he also managed to get the right power and direction to send the ball away from goal. This has to be the best clearance in the league this year and easily tops any clearance Liverpool have made in recent years.
Liverpool were not at their best recently but the club got back to winning ways. The result now means we need just nine more points to guarantee the club’s first league title in 30 years.
Clearances, at times, can be the difference between winning a championship or not. One only needs to look back to John Stones’ clearance at the Etihad last year that denied Liverpool a goal by millimetres.
This will not be that dramatic, however, the impact it can have on Liverpool’s season given their recent form should not be underestimated.
Twitter reacts to James Milner’s goal-line clearance
Genuinely don’t think people will realize how well Hamez Milner did there with the goal line clearance. Catching that volley clearance on the run. Great concentration and timing as those could come off the side of the boot #LFC
— The Advocate (@TheAceOfKnaves7) March 7, 2020
THAT MILNER GOAL LINE CLEARANCE
— s (@sabilantsya_) March 7, 2020
Someone give Milner a Ribena! What a clearance
— FootyElnino (@Footyelnino) March 7, 2020
James Milner, my hero my mate. What a goal line clearance!
— NO ONE (@SoulSaint4) March 7, 2020
James Milner is absolutely brilliant.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) March 7, 2020
Big intervention from the Liverpool captain. Fraser was clean through and lobbed Alisson, Milner at full stretch hooks it away
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) March 7, 2020
It's all looking very shaky at the back at the moment, thank fuck for Milner just saved a certain goal#LIVBOU
— James (@HotActionKop) March 7, 2020
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Jimmy Milner doing unbelievable Jimmy Milner things again, what a clearance, what a guy ❤️
— Darren Farley (@DFImpressionist) March 7, 2020
What a goalline clearance from Milner to deny Fraser. Stunning.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) March 7, 2020