Milner is more important than you may think, the data suggests
Our vice-captain has long been an unsung hero of the club.
After our win in Munich, most of the plaudits went to Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane, and deservedly so: these two players were crucial for the team's success, let alone the scoresheet.
Still, there is a teammate of theirs whose impact often goes unnoticed. This midfielder had not even been expected to start at Allianz Arena but finished the game with a notable achievement.
It's all about James Milner, who led our team with the captain armband from the moment of Hendo's substitution until he left the pitch himself at 3-1.
It was his corner kick that led to Van Dijk's smashing header that made the score 2-1, and while the Dutch defender was the centre of attention, Milner's achievement went unnoticed.
James turns out to be the player with most assists in Champions League since the last of last season. Our midfielder has provided 10 of them during this campaign, as well as Liverpool's run to the final in 2018.