Therefore, the Reds midfielder was unavailable for the club's last-16 League Cup clash against Preston North End, which took place at the Deepdale Stadium on Wednesday night.
Despite that being the case, Milner was spotted at the match with some of the Liverpool staff. The 35-year-old really is a team player.
The image below was provided by Reddit user Andrew Lonergan.
Anyone else think James Milner is going to become part of the coaching staff at Liverpool when he retires. ????❤️ He was at the game last night supporting the lads while everyone else was off, did the same last year. ???? from LiverpoolFC