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James Milner broke 10-year-old David Beckham record in Real Madrid defeat

As Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid after a 1-0 defeat, James Milner managed to break a record set by David Beckham in 2013.

Milner managed to become the oldest English player to ever start in the tournament’s history since the Manchester United legend did so for Paris Saint-Germain a decade ago.

James Milner is often lauded for his incredible longevity, considering he burst onto the scene for Leeds United as a mere teenager.

While Milner would be gutted to see Liverpool crash out of the Champions League against Real Madrid, he can take solace in the fact that he outdid a milestone set by the one and only Beckham.

Details behind how James Milner broke the David Beckham record vs Real Madrid

The ‘top-class’ £60,000-a-week man remains Mr. Reliable wherever he goes and considering his decline has been commented on by Michael Owen, Didi Hamann and Darren Bent, it is commendable that Jurgen Klopp still deems him ready to start in such battles.

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Opta Joe revealed that after James Milner started for Liverpool against Real Madrid at 37 years and 70 days, he became the oldest Englishman to start in the Champions League since David Beckham at 37 years and 335 days in 2013.

The Liverpool midfielder has had one hell of a career

Sure, the three-time Premier League winner may not be the first name on the team sheet for the Reds and has never particularly been a glamorous player.

But the fact that despite being in his late 30s, the fact that James Milner, much like David Beckham has started in a…

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