Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson turned 25 yesterday, and James Milner was quick to take to Twitter to aim a sly dig at his teammate.
The club’s vice-captain made a joke about Robertson’s immaturity despite being in his mid-twenties:
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) 11 March 2019
Milner and the Scotland captain have struck up a good friendship since the defender’s arrival in 2017, and fans on Twitter were enjoying the camaraderie:
Happy birthday robbo.
— christine (@kittie_lfc25) 11 March 2019
Never change James!
— Owen Hywel-Jones (@hemingway_bingg) 12 March 2019
@JamesMilner That wisdom swipe got me….
— Bosco (@Bosco81841602) 11 March 2019
— LFCKoptalker (@LFC_Koptalker) 11 March 2019
Great humour, love it. He is well under 30, not ancient like some!, they call it jealousy Mr Milner. Hope you and all the lads celebrate properly by beating the Germans on their back yard!!! They may sack their managers as well!!! YNWA
— Prof Yonan (@ProfYonan) 12 March 2019
Full savage #birthdaysmash
— Efe Emmanuel (@EfeEmmanuel7) 11 March 2019
— Lee Jackson (@LeeJackson9) 11 March 2019
The Molinari & Fleetwood of #LFC …….happy birthday Robbo! 🥂
— Punter Rich (@FormbookR) 11 March 2019
Robbo needs some Ribena, mate.
— abid khan (@coach2325) 11 March 2019
That’s too mean 😂😂😂
— Babby (@Babby008) 11 March 2019
Milner didn’t stop there with his mocking of Robertson. He even posted a comment on Instagram that many supporters enjoyed.
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5 things we love about Robbo: 1. Can peel an orange with his left foot, but probably can’t even brake with his right foot. 2. Presses anything that moves. 3. Never shuts up. 4. His clingfilm-like complexion makes me look bronzed. 5. Carlsberg don’t do left backs but if they did……. Happy birthday mate 🎁 #hopeyouhadpotatoscones #urterribleattenables
The Reds will be hoping the team spirit will help them as they set their sights on winning the Premier League title this season.
Before that, however, they have the small matter of facing Bayern Munich in the Champions League tomorrow night. The tie is finely poised heading into the second leg with the score at 0-0.
Milner has been carrying a minor hamstring injury and he is touch and go to be fit for the match.