James Milner amused fans in extra-time of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final when he marched over like an angry dad to drag Liverpool teammate Harvey Elliott away from trouble against Chelsea.
An altercation between the two sides started following a clash involving Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kai Havertz.
The pair squared up before Elliott, 18, entered the scene and shoved Havertz.
Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic reacted by giving the teenager a push as the situation threatened to escalate further.
Milner saw the youngster was involved in a row with Kovacic and reacted by dragging the England youth player away.
Rudiger was still trying to have words with Elliott but Milner was having none of it and ended up in a separate argument with the Chelsea centre-back.
Watch the footage here:
bro are we 😳😳 are we about to kiss rn 😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/SUyfxSyz04
— tj (@capstappen) February 27, 2022
oh this is what happened LMFAO the way milner drags harvey like he’s his dad😭😭 pic.twitter.com/XHiGhcwO36
— freya | 110 & 111 (@pleasinghslot) February 28, 2022
idk whats funnier, elliot pushing havertz for no reason or milner grabbing him and walking him away like an angry parent pic.twitter.com/x8LtxOUTSQ
— sigmund froib (harvard alumni) (@frob___) February 28, 2022
Milner went into full-on dad mode there to protect his young teammate.
No wonder Jurgen Klopp is so keen for the veteran midfielder, 36, to sign a one-year contract extension. He’s still worth his weight in gold to Liverpool Football Club.
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Milner and Elliott added another winners’ medal to their collections thanks to Sunday’s victory over Chelsea.
The Carabao Cup final was eventually decided on penalties after a goalless but entertaining 120 minutes.
Liverpool scored all of their penalties in the shoot-out – goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher netted the Reds’ 11th and final spot-kick – before lifting the trophy when Kepa Arrizabalaga, sent on by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel specifically for penalties, blazed high over the crossbar.
Elliott doesn’t turn 19 until April but has already won three titles with Liverpool: the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and now the Carabao Cup.
What a bright future he has ahead of him; and with teammates like Milner around, he’ll surely be just fine.
Passion from Harvey Elliott after Liverpool’s League Cup final win 💥 pic.twitter.com/8nA0lPfTmb
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 28, 2022