On Saturday, Anfield said a fond farewell to four of its players as they were given a guard of honour in their final game of the season. Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita have all been heralded for their respective contributions to the club over the years. After the final whistle, they were each commemorated by their team-mates and club staff. All were introduced to the Anfield crowd and greeted by a guard of honour, presented with a Champions Wall plaque and a photo collage of their time at the club. Firmino cut an emotional figure as he made his way around Anfield, soaking up the adoration of the Reds faithful for the final time on home soil – but his friend Alisson was there for support.
Firmino leaves as an undisputed legend after eight seasons on Merseyside and it was only right he scored the equaliser, and Milner departs as one of the club’s greatest free transfers. The Anfield crowd showed their appreciation for all four players with chants of ‘There’s only one James Milner’ ringing out around the stadium. Oxlade-Chamberlain and Keita were also given a touching send-off despite being robbed of a chance to make a consistent contribution due to injuries. Liverpool supporters made sure they reminded the players that they were appreciated, with the Kop rattling through the Reds’ proverbial songbook as the players took in the atmosphere on their lap of honour. Thank you, Bobby, Milly, Ox and Naby!