The two veterans played when the Reds secured a narrow 1-0 victory away to St. James Park in the Premier League. It came after a stunning solo effort by Nabi Kate, who took the lead in Liverpool in the 19th minute.
It allowed Jürgen Kloppthe party ‘s continue to put pressure on the league leaders Manchester City providing three more vital points. And it was 36-year-old Milner who was a longtime midfielder who became the best player of the game after a colossal game.
Milner and defender Robertson gave a joint interview after the BT Sport match, when the former was named the best player of the match. But the captain of Scotland met the announcement with surprise.
Retired England international Milner smiled and raised his eyebrows when told. And Robertson had to take it twice before saying, “Ooo.”
Then the defender said to Milner, “Well done, James!” in a cheeky tone.
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Liverpool are still just one point behind Man City in the Premier League, with only four games left to play. On Saturday, they will meet Tottenham in uniform, and in the last three games of the season will meet Aston Villa, Southampton and the Wolves.
The Reds are also minutes away from the greater glory in the Champions League, on Tuesday away against Villarreal 2-0. They can face Pep Guardiola’s City in the final, and the top two in Europe can fight for another major trophy.