Tonight promises to be an emotional night for James Milner.
The Liverpool star makes a return to Elland Road tonight as the Reds travel to take on Leeds United in the Premier League.
Forget about the Super League chaos at the moment; there is still on-pitch action to talk about, and tonight’s meeting between Leeds and Liverpool should be a cracker.
The game sees Milner make an emotional return to Elland Road, having been born in Leeds and started his career with the club.
Milner is still Leeds’ youngest-ever Premier League goalscorer having scored at the age of just 16 back in 2002, and he has gone on to carve out a superb career.
Almost 600 Premier League appearances, three league titles, a Champions League, four domestic cups, 61 England caps – Milner has done it all.
Tonight, he goes back to where it all started, and the 35-year-old may be in line for a start having also featured against Real Madrid last week.
Ahead of tonight’s game, Milner has taken to Twitter to admit that he is ‘ready’ for what will be a ‘difficult game’, whilst branding Leeds ‘very good’.
Fans not being allowed inside Elland Road means tonight’s return may not be as special as it could have been for Milner, but few could blame him for feeling a little emotional as he faces his boyhood club.