Milner breaks Neymar & Rooney assists record & then issues hilarious response!

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The Liverpool midfielder claimed his ninth assist of the Champions League campaign on Tuesday - and his reaction to it was priceless!

James Milner provided another social media gem on Wednesday after he learned that he had broken a Champions League assists record.

The Liverpool midfielder turned in a fine performance as the Reds smashed Roma 5-2 at Anfield to put them in the driving seat of their semi-final tie.

And with Milner setting up Roberto Firmino's second goal as he delivered the second-half corner that was headed home by the Brazilian, he put his name in Champions League history.

That set-piece was the former England midfielder's ninth assist of Liverpool's Champions League campaign - and no player has ever managed that many in a single season.

The best previous Champions League assists totals over a full season were achieved by Neymar (eight in 2016-17) and Wayne Rooney (eight in 2013-14).

It would seem the adulation hasn't gone to Milner's head, however, with the 32-year-old posting a hilarious message on social media when learning of the feat.

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He wrote on Twitter in response to UEFA confirming the record: "Funny that - I don't like anyone assisting me with the dishes #blotchydryingtekkers"

Milner also left a note of support for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with it looking like the England international is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury that manager Jurgen Klopp described as "really bad".

The former Manchester City man wrote: "It was a good night, but soured by the injury to the Ox, who’s been fantastic. Get fit soon mate."