Veteran English midfielder James Milner was a second half substitute as Liverpool side came from behind twice to secure a 2-2 draw at newly promoted team Fulham on Saturday. James Milner and his Liverpool teammates had to settle for a draw in a game they were expected to win. The game was their Premier League opener for the new season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp went for the tried and trusted midfield trio of Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and skipper Jordan Henderson in the Fulham game with Milner on the bench. The Liverpool midfielders dominated possession in the first half, but it didn’t lead to goals. Fulham had lesser possession than the Reds and despite this, they were able to go into the halftime interval with a one-goal lead thanks to the header from Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic. Mitrovic saw off the challenge of Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold to power a header into the back of the net on 32 minutes off the cross from Fulham right-back Kenny Tete. (more…)