‘That’s terrible’ ‘I’m going to throw that pen at you’: Pundits discuss whether Liverpool man makes Premier League XI of all time

Jamie O’Hara and Jason Cundy recently sparred over whether Liverpool midfielder James Milner will make the Premier League’s all-time XI.

Milner has been an epitome of consistency, fitness and versatility over the years and has been a fantastic servant to every club he has played for.

The 37-year-old has proven to be one of the best free transfers in the history of the Premier leaguehaving joined Liverpool in 2015 after his manchester city expired deal.

The English veteran will leave the Merseyside giants this summer when his contract expires and join Brighton & Hove Albion.

Jamie O’Hara and Jason Cundy engaged in a heated debate while discussing Milner’s legacy on the talkSPORT YouTube channel.

O’Hara stated that Milner does not enter an all-time Premier League eleven. However, fellow expert Cundy strongly objected. Asked if Liverpool’s departing star is underrated, Cundy said:

“Yes he is”

O’Hara objected, insisting that Milner is highly regarded but doesn’t even make three Premier League elevens. He said:

“I think he is highly regarded in the game and a fantastic professional. If I had to pick three Premier League XIs would he be in it?”

O’Hara was surprised by Cundy’s response and insisted that Milner would not make an all-time Premier League eleven. Then Cundy said:

“Is he a Premier League legend? The answer to that is a resounding yes. He’s a Premier League legend.”

O’Hara replied:

“But you say underrated. I don’t think you’d put James Milner anywhere near an all-time XI. Three teams (of all-time XI).”

Cundy replied:

“He’s in the conversation (of Yaya, Gerrard, Lampard and Barry).”

O’Hara replied:

“He’s not in the conversation with those people.”

Cundy replied:

“Oh, that’s terrible of you. I’m going to throw that pen at you.

Milner came through the youth ranks at Leeds United, making his debut at the age of just 16 in 2002.

He went on to play for teams like Newcastle United, astonvilleManchester City and Liverpool and he has been excellent at all the clubs.

The versatile midfielder, who has capped 61 times for England, is currently the third most capped player in Premier League history with 616 to his name.

Milner has won a total of 13 trophies during his illustrious career, including three Premier League titles and one Champions League.

Liverpool decide to walk away from pursuit of a target worth £52m linked with Premier League giants

Liverpool has reportedly decided to withdraw from the transfer race to sign OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram.

The 22-year-old French midfielder has also been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City.

Khephren Thuram, son of French football great Lilian Thuram, has become one of the best players in Ligue 1 since joining Nice from Monaco on a free transfer in 2019.

As stated market foot, Nice are willing to part with the Liverpool target for a figure of around £52m.

However, according to daily mailLiverpool have chosen to end their search for Thuram and focus on other midfield targets ahead of next season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are said to be unwilling to meet Nice’s exorbitant price for their star.

Khephren Thuram has registered eight goals and 11 assists in 136 appearances for Nice to date.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with a host of midfielders with Alexis Mac Allister, Mason Mount, Nicolo Barella, Manuel Ugarte and Ryan Gravenberch all on their radar of late.

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