’61 caps too late!’ – Fans react to Liverpool star James Milner’s international retirement

James Milner officially announced his retirement from international duty on Friday afternoon, after seven years of service and 61 caps won.

The Liverpool man decided to hang up his boots following talks with new England boss Sam Allardyce, with confirmation that he was not going to be a guaranteed starter in the new regime.

The versatile midfielder’s entire career has been characterised by his ‘Jack of all trades’ usage by managers, starting only 36 of his 61 appearances.

The 31-year-old has also only ever netted one goal for the Three Lions, and despite playing at two World Cups and two European Championships, his most famous act in an England shirt is horribly misplacing a long-range pass at Wembley in a 2014 friendly against Norway.

Milner has both his fans and detractors, leading to both positive and negative reactions to his retirement, and talkSPORT have collected some of the best comments below…

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