A few years ago, the 60-year-old took to Twitter to state that he did not know what the Englishman was as a footballer.
Lineker was implying that he did not know what Milner's best position was. As you can see below, the former Barcelona striker has recently spoken about his tweet from the past.
As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Lineker told the Mirror the following: “A few years ago I tweeted something. He always played in different positions and I did a tweet along the lines of ‘I don’t really know what James Milner is.' I apologised and he took it with great spirit."
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Liverpool signed Milner from Manchester City on a free transfer back in the summer of 2015.
The Englishman has been superb for the Reds over the years. Milner has scored 26 goals and registered 43 assists in 258 appearances for the club's first-team.
The 35-year-old has also won four major trophies with Liverpool. The aforementioned figures and achievements highlight that Milner has been superb for the Reds over the years.
In regards to Lineker's tweet about the Englishman, we can somewhat understand where he was coming from.
Milner is a midfielder by trade, but he does play in different positions on a regular basis (full-back and wing). But, that is what makes him so handy.