James Milner is celebrating the one-year anniversary of his first foray into social media, with the Liverpool midfielder making a big mark over the past 12 months.
At 33, Milner is the oldest player in Jurgen Klopp‘s squad, with his high standards of professionalism keeping him at the top level of world football as he nears the end of his career.
That same approach led to the affectionate nickname of ‘Boring James Milner‘, and while this is clearly not the case if his team-mates are to be believed, it is one that stuck.
And on March 22, 2018, the Reds’ vice-captain paid homage to this with his first post on social media, which has since generated over 31,000 likes and 109,000 retweets:
#TBT to yesterday…. when I wasn't on Twitter! ?? pic.twitter.com/TJy4RxHZJx
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) March 22, 2018
Now one year on, Milner is well established on both Twitter and Facebook, and few from the Liverpool first team can match his efforts.
Here, we take a look at the best bits from the No. 7’s first 12 months on the internet.
Boring James Milner started off strong…
What Easter is all about… trying to find the perfect sized mini egg ? #10mm #HappyEaster pic.twitter.com/oyiHW5ePLu
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 1, 2018
Double knot races are never boring! #roundthebunnyear #hooploopandswoop ??? pic.twitter.com/iIcntc9Efu
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 7, 2018
Packing almost complete for Rome, just need to dig out my Italian phrase book and hot water bottle. What a find the LFC branded plug adapter was! #incrediblescenes #essentials #willuseHendostoothpaste pic.twitter.com/UIIS5ejOs5
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 29, 2018
His selfies have been top level…
As have his one-liners…
Anyone got any tips for getting a Champions League logo off a face? #glowing #uclfinal #whofancieskiev #9assists #minusonegoal pic.twitter.com/niNoXBtJPv
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) May 2, 2018
Delayed flight means I got to play just in front of the second most expensive defence in the world #vvd #stopsanything pic.twitter.com/bk0abWOL7d
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) July 25, 2018
James Bond trying to work out why there’s no 00 on my shirt!
#007 #thenamesJames #shakennotstirred #wheresmoneypenny ? pic.twitter.com/eQeYgPTAPr
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) July 26, 2018
“So, I’m gonna put his rent up and not fix those taps…” ? pic.twitter.com/opTfp08mfo
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) September 8, 2018
This woman has the hardest job in the world.#cantpolishaturd pic.twitter.com/pz6Mwg9LJp
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) February 21, 2019
Our No. 7 wasn’t happy about his failed modelling career…
Handsome bunch… no shame in not making cut… I must be doing the away kit ? https://t.co/EEem9zGJCd
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 19, 2018
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) June 13, 2018
Grey Violet can’t be my colour either ? Wonder what colour the 4th kit will be? ?? https://t.co/sml5Uk8W0w
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) July 12, 2018
Robbo has been the brunt of many jokes…
Not just fans get to wear their favourite player’s shirt! No sunburnt arms today for @andrewrobertso5 #26 #yourewelcome #leftbackunion pic.twitter.com/E0R00Fs19j
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) July 2, 2018
Delighted for this guy signing a new deal, well deserved ??
Only downside is we have to receive hospital passes from him in the box for a few more years! #anywherewilldo #5050pass #atleasthecrossesitona6pence pic.twitter.com/drw8BW41hI
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) January 17, 2019
Just been training with birthday boy @andrewrobertso5 – although no evidence that the extra year of wisdom has kicked in yet?? #topman #topplayer pic.twitter.com/QWnSvLsRvm
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) March 11, 2019
But Milner paid respect to the King…
Mind that sword – he’s the King! ? ? #SirKenny pic.twitter.com/JUK06xxevq
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) November 16, 2018
There was a great crowd shot pre-Everton, and honesty post-PSG…
Ready for that Goodison welcome ??#derbyday pic.twitter.com/86jncBPfia
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) April 6, 2018
This just about sums it up… but one big night at Anfield and we're through #YNWA #championsleague pic.twitter.com/S8U3HrPfUD
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) November 29, 2018
And Milner loves a throwback…
#TBT – Boxing Day 2002… and becoming the Premiership's youngest scorer – reckon only two of us still going… me & ref Mike Dean ? #leeds #sweetsixteen #refthatneverstops #halfalifetimeago pic.twitter.com/IvpySyU4go
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) December 27, 2018
#TBT 364 days ago…. tougher times before I got my deluxe elite steam 3000 iron ? #mysortofgadget #lifebeforesocialmedia pic.twitter.com/2eVA74VSAG
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) March 21, 2019
But the best so far actually came from Stephen Warnock!
A heavy night on the @RibenaUK with @JamesMilner tonight celebrating his win last night! ??? #stretchmyselfoutforaribena #ribena #milner #championsleague #lfc pic.twitter.com/eEN9lNXdz3
— Stephen Warnock???? (@StephenWarnock3) May 3, 2018