Brad Smith comments on Milner’s message following Swansea red card

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The Liverpool youngster was shown a red card in the 3-1 loss to Swansea City.

Liverpool youngster Brad Smith says vice-captain James Milner sent him a text about his red card against Swansea City telling him not to worry about it, in comments to the club’s official website.

Smith has enjoyed a fine first year for the Reds, breaking into the first-team under manager Jurgen Klopp and generally impressing.

The loss to Swansea was not one of his highlights though, as he was shown a red card in his side’s 3-1 loss, which was just his second Premier League start.

It was a frustrating day all round for Liverpool, but Smith explained how Milner did his best to make him feel better.

“I was devastated obviously, but I spoke to a lot of the senior boys after and they just said 'it happens', it wasn't a violent thing or anything,” he told

“Straight after the game, before I'd even got out of the dressing room, Milner text me and said 'Don't worry about it, keep your head up, it happened to me at Crystal Palace'."

Smith will now be hoping that he can build on this season and earn himself more first-team chances in the next campaign.

Despite his red card, Smith has certainly done his chances no harm as he has looked like one for the future when given his chance.

Klopp is well known for giving young talent the chance and Smith will be hoping there are more chances for him as the Reds eye a bright future under the German.

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