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The Match of the Day host mentioned the Liverpool midfielder when responding to Robbie Savage.

Gary Lineker cheekily joked that James Milner is the best midfielder England or Wales have on Tuesday afternoon.

Indeed, Lineker responded to Robbie Savage as the pair debated the two nations that will meet at the group stages of Euro 2016.

Savage clearly implied that Wales have the best player (Gareth Bale) and midfielder (Aaron Ramsey) but the Match of the Day host joked that Liverpool's Milner trumps one of them (or both!) in response.

One can only hope and assume Lineker is joking, of course!

Liverpool fans greeted Milner's arrival at Anfield with plenty of joy and anticipation but the 29-year-old has so far flattered to deceive on Merseyside.

Milner's only definitive contributions to date have been from the penalty spot and the midfielder's favourite role so far seems to be the one of 'passenger' - even if he is an energetic passenger with a high work rate.

Let's see how the Liverpool man fares for the rest of the season - and for England during the Euros. There will likely come a time when Milner is told to add more to his game or accept a slow decline down the Premier League through a transfer move or two...

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