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Social Round-up: 'Help me Gonzalo Higuaín, you're my only hope'

Welcome to our regular look at all the goings on across soccer social media during the past few days.

Each Monday we bring you the highlights from Twitter and beyond, from fabulous free-kicks to funny moments, plus the obligatory Patrice Evra update.

Let us know your favourites by following us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and dropping us a line.

Milner and Moss have history

James Milner was sent off late in Liverpool's dramatic 4-3 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend.

The ultra-dependable midfielder could have little complaint after struggling to contain the tricky Wilfried Zaha throughout a topsy-turvy game at Anfield and the 33-year-old got his marching orders for a second bookable offence a minute from time.

However, someone did some digging and revealed that referee Jon Moss once tought Milner during his school days!

Rocking Robins nets stunner against PEC Zwolle

His Feyenoord side may have fallen to a 3-1 defeat this weekend, but former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie showed that, even at 35, he’s still got it.

The Netherlands international bagged his side's consolation in defeat with a sumptuous 20-yard free-kick which you can enjoy in all its glory below.

Sarri’s only hope

Gonzalo Higuaín's reported loan switch to Chelsea has gone from rumour to full-on saga.

The Argentine, who is currently on loan at AC Milan, is set to move to Stamford Bridge this week Saturday’s loss to Arsenal only underlining the Blues' need for a new forward.

Having worked under Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, scoring a record 36 goals during the 2015/16 campaign, much appears to hang on Higuaín moving to the Premier League.

So Bleacher Report went down the Star Wars route with their particularly imaginative edit, with Sarri playing the unlikely role of Princess Leia.

 

The Morgans of Port Talbot

What do you put on the teamsheet when two players have the same name?

Clubs tend to add the middle names of the players in question or simply not differentiate between the two, presuming their squad numbers will be enough.

However, Welsh club Port Talbot made sure onlookers knew which Ryan Morgan was which for their fixture against Briton Ferry Llansaw by indicating their size.

Maybe they should have gone down the Brazilian route of calling them Morginho and Morgão...

OK AIK Kit

If you like the colour black, soccer, and the latest jerseys, then this new AIK shirt by Nike is for you.

It’s caused a stir on social media with its simple but effective design, and though it may not be for everyone it’s certainly raised the profile of the Stockholm club.

Giroud’s NBA backstage pass

The NBA came to London this weekend, and Chelsea’s former Arsenal striker went behind the scenes.

Watch the video here via ESPN.

Evra update

The former Manchester United and France left-back can always be relied upon for some social media entertainment.

This weekend he was in a more relaxed mood, loving this game, sitting in a Jacuzzi on a boat in the middle of the sea.

It’s safe to say that he’s still enjoying this game, even though he’s currently not playing it...

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