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Coronovirus isolation: Liverpool's James Milner shares his pun-tastic 'Isolation XI'

Coronovirus isolation: Liverpool's James Milner shares his pun-tastic 'Isolation XI'


With almost all football postponed for the next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, star players have found themselves at a loose end.

With many training grounds off limits, clubs have sent footballers home, where they're adhering to an isolation period for the next few weeks. How are they passing the time?

ESPN will be keeping a daily eye on what the world's best are getting up to, as well as how clubs are keeping busy by battling in online competitions against each other.

James Milner

Had plenty of time to think about this... here's my #isolationXI - let me know who would make your squad... #dadjokeseverywhere

A post shared by James Milner (@jamesmilnerofficial) on Mar 24, 2020 at 1:08pm PDT

The Liverpool midfielder ebbed away an afternoon by putting together his "Isolation XI" -- basically a team made up of tenuous puns.

Milner included several ex-teammates from his Leeds and Manchester City days in his quarantine dream team, as well as England cohorts like "John Terry's Chocolate Orange" and "Frank LAMPard".

Yes, some of the puns were absolutely dreadful and yes, Milner definitely has too much time on his hands but you've simply got to applaud his dedication to keeping the masses entertained.

All hail James Milner, the most unlikely King of Lockdown.

Darren Bent