Many of us feel a little bit sick every time we hear Wales boss Chris ‘Cookie’ Coleman refer to Gareth Bale as ‘Baley’.
Well, new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may just have outdone Coleman by revealing his fabulously cringeworthy nickname for midfielder James Milner.
During his first pre-match press conference at Melwood, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur, Klopp called the former Manchester City star ‘Millie’.
‘Millie’ has started all eight Premier League games for Liverpool this season – as have goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, right-back Nathaniel Clyne and centre-half Martin Skrtel.
Although Klopp is expected to make changes in some areas, Mignolet, Clyne and Skrtel all seem very likely to keep their places in the team, because of the lack of competition in their respective positions.
However, Milner, who has been used in central midfield for the majority of his fledgling Liverpool career, may find himself relocated to the right side of a 4-2-3-1 system, which was the formation Klopp used for he majority of his seven-year stint as Borussia Dortmund boss.