James Milner is better than Mesut Ozil, according to Liverpool fans

He might be suspect from dead balls and he might look like he's running around aimlessly at times, but James Milner is trying his hardest to take Mesut Ozil's crown as king of assists.

Milner provided two assists during Liverpool's 4-0 win in the Merseyside derby, one for Divock Origi and one for Mamadou Sakho, taking his tally for 2016 to eight in the Premier League and 11 in all competitions. No other player in the competition can better that.

Some Liverpool fans are summing it up like this.

Just for comparison Ozil has only managed three since the turn of the year, but is still six ahead of his closest challenger.

That doesn't matter though, the Liverpool fans are really enjoying their new provider.

Milner joined the Reds on a free transfer over the summer and has now registered 14 assists this season.

What a role model. Just proving all the haters wrong.

We asked Boring James Milner what the key was. He said: "I just cross the ball. And then people head it in." Insight.

There's this theory regarding his sudden explosion in creative flair.

But whatever you do, just keep him off corners.

When the fans weren't busy praising Milner, their attentions turned towards the Everton fans.

It was a terrible day for the Toffees, who were 2-0 down at half-time, and it quicklygot worse after Ramiro Funes Mori was sent off.

Maybe next year will be better, Everton fans.

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