The former Manchester United full back surprisingly named Milner as the hardest player he played against on Monday and the Liverpool star admitted it was “nice to know Patrice thought I was a nuisance.”
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 21, 2019
In the Sky Sports studio, Evra said: “He frustrated me because I’m an attacking defender. I was like “just go on attack”.
“When I played the derby, I had him always up against me. Messi, I could deal with him.'”
Milner was asked about what Evra said in the pre-match press conference to Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Genk on Wednesday night.
Patrice Evra said James Milner was his toughest ever opponent…
And the Liverpool midfielder says he’s glad he was a nuisance 😂 pic.twitter.com/CvCk0OFPi5
— Goal (@goal) October 23, 2019
A reporter asked the 33-year-old to give his “most frustrating opponent” and after bursting out laughing, replied: “Players? I don’t know really, it’s hard to name one obviously but it’s nice to know Patrice thought I was a nuisance.”