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James Milner Mimics Mohamed Salah's Run Up So He Hits Edge Of The Box With Perfect Timing, It's Genius

Nasir Jabbar

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James Milner Mimics Mohamed Salah's Run Up So He Hits Edge Of The Box With Perfect Timing, It's Genius

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James Milner brilliantly mimicked Mohamed Salah's penalty run up so that he could hit the edge of the box with perfect timing.

He put his side back in the lead after Julian Alvarez cancelled out Trent Alexander-Arnold's opener.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

The Egyptian forward confidently struck his spot-kick into the back of the net, sweeping home a low drive.

A couple of days removed from Liverpool's victory; a fan noticed Milner copying his teammate's run up.

Twitter user @FPLEchidna shared a clip of Salah scoring, accompanied with the caption: "I just noticed how Milner mimics Mo’s run up so that he hits the edge of the box with perfect timing."


Fans online believe Milner would've been in a primed position for a rebound had Salah's effort been saved by Ederson.

One Twitter user wrote: "Interesting Salah shoots low and hard on the side Milner is on as well. If Salah shoots high or to the other side this is significantly less effective/relevant. Does Milner always pick this side? I wonder how aware of Milner's run Salah is before taking the penalty."

A second tweeted: "Wow! Good spot! He would've been right there for a follow up. Do you think that means he knew Mo was aiming right?"

A third added: "I expect this is something that has genuinely been worked on so he gets to the ball quicker than any other."

A fourth commented: "He was ready to tuck in the rebound."

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Naturally, Milner was the first on the scene to celebrate with Salah after he converted his penalty.

Was Milner in cahoots with Salah? It's something to keep an eye on ahead of the new season.

Topics: Liverpool, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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