Liverpool FC squad play Last Man Standing – Keepy-Up Challenge

The Liverpool squad’s latest challenge on tour sees the players battle each other in a keepy-up competition.

James Milner again assumes the role of adjudicator in Hong Kong as three qualifiers whittle down the contenders to a final three – who then face off to be the winner.

Small-size balls add difficulty to the task and contact is not only allowed but encouraged by Milner, meaning many attempts to bring down a teammate in the quest to be victorious.

Watch how the challenge unfolded below…

Liverpool FC seal £10m Andy Robertson move

Liverpool have agreed a £10million deal with Hull City for left-back Andy Robertson.

The 23-year-old Scotland international will undergo a medical on Thursday and is set to become the Reds’ third signing of the summer.  Liverpool will pay £8million up front with a further £2million to follow in add-ons.

Robertson won’t fly out to Hong Kong but will remain in the UK before linking up with his new team-mates ahead of next week’s training camp in Germany.

Robertson will compete with vice-captain James Milner for a starting spot. The Reds turned their attentions to the Glasgow-born defender after missing out on Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

Robertson made 115 appearances for Hull following his £3million move from Dundee United in 2014.

Released by Celtic as a teenager, the attacking full-back launched his career at Queen’s Park before being snapped up by Dundee United. Three years ago Robertson was crowned the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year before moving south of the border.

James Milner makes UEFA list of top 5 players at Euro

UEFA have announced a list of top players appearing at Euro 2016 this summer in France.  The list includes the ever dependable James Milner.

Even Liverpool fans would be surprised that Milner made it onto the list, let alone earning the fourth or fifth spot (depending on which UEFA-sanctioned version of the list you choose to believe). Milner had a very strong second half to the season, but in a gathering of Europe’s best players at a single tournament, you would have expected to see Toni Kroos, Paul Pogba, and others ahead of Milner.

UEFA was quick to point out that the ranking is the result of lots of very official sounding science, should you not be sure of their methods.

The UEFA EURO 2016 Player Barometer is tracking players’ form in the build-up to and during the tournament. The Barometer runs official player statistics through a specially-designed algorithm to create rankings based on player performances.

Player data from qualifying formed the initial basis for the rankings, which have taken into account performances for club and country from 1 January 2016. This gives a unique and comprehensive evaluation of players’ form when UEFA EURO 2016 kicks off, after which the Barometer will track which players are excelling in the tournament itself.

Regardless of how they arrived at the rankings, it’s a nice boost for Milner ahead of his representing England in his fourth major tournament and second European Championships. Whether he stays on the list will depend on how much of his Liverpool form he can bring to Roy Hodgson’s squad, but by the time the tournament starts, UEFA’s ranking list is likely to be the furthest thing from his mind.

5 Liverpool Players named in England Euro 2016 squad

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has proven his fitness enough to be named in the provisional Euro 2016 squad for England along with Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Adam Lallana, and Daniel Sturrige.

With just two days to go until the Europa League final, Liverpool’s season isn’t over just yet. For most of the clubs in Europe’s big leagues, though, Sunday marked the end of another campaign. Juventus ran away in Italy, Barcelona defended their La Liga title, Bayern Munich did what was expected of them, and Leicester City did what nobody had expected until recently.

And so, with seasons ending around the continent, the attention for many turns to France and the 2016 Euros. Roy Hodgson has named five Liverpool players to his provisional England squad—including Jordan Henderson, who had been a slight fitness doubt for the Euros before returning from injury on Sunday.

He joins a quartet of Liverpool players in Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner, Adam Lallana, and Daniel Sturridge. If fit, all will be expected to play major roles for the Three Lions at the Euros, and England’s squad looks to be one with some potential.

 

The England Squad in full:

Goalkeeper: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Newcastle), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Strikers: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

James Milner reads his Twitter parody account tweets

If you’re a big Twitter user and a football supporter there’s a good chance you’re aware of Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner). If you’re not it’s a really simple yet almost brilliant concept. It’s, as the handles suggests, a parody twitter account mocking James Milner as being one of the most boring people you’ll ever meet.

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The account basically tweets out the most boring things possible and acts like the Liverpool midfielder while doing so. It’s strangely amazing and quite funny. So much so that it’s grown a following of nearly 500K on the social media site.

The account is so popular that football culture outlet Copa 90 had the real James Milner recite some of the tweets from his Twitter counterpart. The results are as boring as you’d expect.

Here is Boring James Milner tweeting a video of James Milner reciting Boring James Milner tweets:

No matter your feelings about Twitter, the fact that something like this can grow to be this big is quite astonishing. The power of social media knows no bounds.