Jurgen Klopp confirmed James Milner as Liverpool’s first choice penalty taker after his late
Ryan Babel’s equaliser looked set to deprive Klopp’s side of two valuable points in the race for the Premier League
Salah, searching for his 50th Liverpool Premier League goal, Roberto Firmino and Milner have all shared penalty taking responsibilities this season, but Klopp believes the former England international should continue to take precedence when on the pitch.
‘Millie has the
‘There were no doubts but even Millie is a human being. Mind you, without Millie it’s probably 1-0 [after his mistake for Fulham’s goal]!’
It was Milner’s misjudgment, slicing the ball skywards, that prompted the chaotic scenes which saw Virgil van Dijk and Alisson conspire to gift Babel an unlikely
‘The gaffer told me to come on and calm it down and the first thing I do is slice it and put Virgil under pressure which wasn’t ideal,’ revealed Milner afterwards ‘The goal was important to put away. You have to go back to what you practise, be calm and do what you do.’