Liverpool prepared for their Premier League opening day visit to Stoke next Saturday with a comfortable 2-0 win at HJK Helsinki on Saturday.
Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho were on the scoresheet for Liverpool in the second half and a new signing in James Milner bagged both assists.
Hugely underrated throughout his career at Manchester City, Aston Villa and for England, Liverpool fans hope Milner will be a key addition this summer.
The England midfielder is not one of the biggest names for Liverpool supporters having joined on a free transfer at the beginning of the transfer window.
Yet, Milner provides plenty of quality and looks set to play in the middle of the park in an energetic partnership with Jordan Henderson.
Unfortunately for Milner, he is the direct replacement for departing Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard but his industrious qualities will likely be appreciated at Anfield.
And, with Milner’s fine crossing ability and set-piece know-how, the former Aston Villa man could also be a decent option for the Fantasy Premier League in 2015/2016.
See how Liverpool fans hailed James Milner during the friendly win over HJK Helsiniki on Saturday.
Milner will be our new Mcallister. Such quality
— Sam (@sam2jam) August 1, 2015
Fairly boring game but good to see coutinho back and 2 great assists for Milner
— Jac Davies (@jacdavies1) August 1, 2015
All on a sudden James Milner becomes the worlds best player courtesy LFC fans on twitter ..!!!!!
— Nil Napier (@NilNapier) August 1, 2015
Milner is going to be huge for us this season. Coutinho for £8m was a bargain, Milner on a free is theft.
— Five Times (@_TheSCOUSER_) August 1, 2015
still think we're paying too much for milner (but not my money) but his quality and impact on the team is showing through
— ○ (@CAMOXFLAGE) August 1, 2015
Start changing your minds about Origi, Ings and Milner…The season is about to start
— Enyioma (@LFCValde) August 1, 2015
James Milner is really a brilliant addition to the team. #Solid
— #ThankYouCaptain (@mshoq1089) August 1, 2015
Rodgers wasn't kidding when he said Milner and Henderson could run to Adelaide. Nice dynamism in midfield but still need to sign DM/use Can.
— TikiTactic (@TikiTactic) August 1, 2015
Some Liverpool fans are next level! Season hasn't started and Milner is already their signing of the season 💤💤💤
— Jagmeet ਜਗਮੀਤ (@jagmeet_93) August 1, 2015
Lot of raving about Milner on my timeline. Complete opposite of just before we signed him, like. Funny that.
— Wayne Littlewood (@Waynelittlewood) August 1, 2015
Milner and Henderson looks a promising central pair .. good movement around them provides options..Another great assist by Milner
— NICK BARLOW (@SA919756) August 1, 2015
Milner a workhorse!
— Owais (@Ohways) August 1, 2015