Liverpool midfielder James Milner has recently been the topic of debate between Jamie O’Hara and Jason Cundy. The discussion centered around whether Milner deserves a spot in the all-time Premier League XI. Milner has been a consistent, versatile, and fit player throughout his career, proving to be an excellent asset to every club he has played for. He joined Liverpool in 2015 as a free transfer after his Manchester City contract expired. The veteran Englishman is set to leave Liverpool this summer upon his contract expiry and will join Brighton & Hove Albion.
During the debate on talkSPORT’s Youtube channel, Jamie O’Hara argued that Milner does not deserve a spot in the all-time Premier League XI. However, Jason Cundy strongly disagreed. Cundy stated that Milner is underrated and a Premier League legend. O’Hara was surprised by Cundy’s response and insisted that Milner would not get into an all-time Premier League XI. Cundy then said that Milner is in the conversation with other Premier League legends like Yaya Toure, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, and Gareth Barry. O’Hara still disagreed, saying that Milner is not in the same conversation as those players.
Milner started his career at Leeds United, making his debut at just 16 years old in 2002. He has since played for Newcastle United, Aston Villa, Manchester City, and Liverpool, excelling at every club. The versatile midfielder has been capped 61 times by England and is currently the third-highest appearance maker in Premier League history, with 616 appearances. Milner has won a total of 13 trophies during his illustrious career, including three Premier League titles and one Champions League.
Liverpool has reportedly decided to pull out of the transfer race to sign OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram. The 22-year-old France midfielder has also been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City. Thuram, the son of French football great Lilian Thuram, has emerged as one of the top performers in Ligue 1 since joining Nice from Monaco on a free transfer in 2019. Nice is willing to offload the Liverpool target for around £52 million. However, Liverpool has opted to finish their pursuit of Thuram and focus on other midfield targets ahead of next season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side is reportedly unwilling to meet Nice’s exorbitant asking price for their star player. Thuram has registered eight goals and 11 assists in 136 appearances for Nice to date. Liverpool has been linked with a host of midfielders, including Alexis Mac Allister, Mason Mount, Nicolo Barella, Manuel Ugarte, and Ryan Gravenberch.
In conclusion, James Milner’s legacy has been a topic of debate between Jamie O’Hara and Jason Cundy. While O’Hara believes that Milner does not deserve a spot in the all-time Premier League XI, Cundy strongly disagrees, stating that Milner is underrated and a Premier League legend. Liverpool has decided to pull out of the transfer race to sign Khephren Thuram, focusing on other midfield targets ahead of next season. Klopp’s side is reportedly unwilling to meet Nice’s exorbitant asking price for their star player.