Milner: Messi can make you look stupid

Liverpool midfielder James Milner was nutmegged by Barcelona captain Lionel Messi in last season’s Champions League semi-final first leg, but the Englishman sees the funny side of it.

The Premier League side lost 3-0 at the Camp Nou, despite performing well, but Milner recognises the quality of Messi.

The first game wasn’t a fair result of the game, but football isn’t fair at times,” Milner said on the ‘What I Wore’ show on BT Sport.

“Then you’ve got that guy [Messi] on the other team, it’s very hard to run as fast as you can with your legs closed and he can make you look stupid, but you know the free-kick he scored, the player he is, it’s always going to be tough.”