Meta? Milner says Liverpool have to be “more boring”


The Boring James Milner Twitter account might just implode after Liverpool’s veteran striker said his Reds need to be “more boring.”

The Reds let a 2-0 lead slip in less than five minutes and could only recover for a 3-3 draw at Arsenal on Friday. Milner subbed into the match after 10 minutes following an injury to Jordan Henderson, and said the exciting, flowing Liverpool could’ve used a dose of patience with the lead.

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From Sky Sports:

“I think when you’re in position like that, at this level you’ve got to see the game out. You’ve got to be more boring. We were obviously very good going forward, but those are times in the game where you’ve got to tighten up for five minutes. All the goals were our fault and that’s something we need to learn from because it seems to be a theme for us this year.

There’s a debate when it comes to whether teams lose from eschewing the tactics that get them the lead, but Liverpool was befuddled in the five-minute span that started moments after they took a 2-0 lead. Perhaps Milner has a point.

The aforementioned Twitter account, of course, had some fun with that: