Liverpool ace James Milner is throwing an extravagant ‘win-or-lose’ Champions League final after-party and Paddy Power News can exclusively reveal ALL the details.
According to our sources, the 33-year-old midfielder has splashed out on a lavish, star-studded party at a working men’s club in his hometown of Wortley, Leeds.
Celebrity guests from the worlds of sport, non-offensive pop music and politics will gather for the epic party, which is expected to roll on until at least 11.30pm that night.
The partygoers will include Tim Henman, Hugh Grant, Ed Miliband, Chris Martin, Gareth Barry, Andy Murray and the recently Knighted for services to Cockney Rhyming Slang, James Blunt.
Milner is rumoured to have splashed out over 30 quid on an assortment of drinks including Ribena, Earl Grey tea and Robinson’s Barley Water – which he ordered in especially for Henman and Murray.
Ahead of the party, the former Three Lions hero has also hired revered celebrity event planner David Tutera.
According to sources, Milner instructed the New York-based guru to spare no expense when it comes to organising the gala shindig.
Tutera, whose client list boasts the likes of Elton John and Dennis Rodman, told us:
‘James is going all-out for his guests. There’ll be tinsel banners on the walls; those little party-poppers and a bowl of dry-roasted nuts on every table’.
Guests will be served Ribena mock-tails upon arrival before they’re whisked away to join James’ nanny Pat and her friends for a spot of bingo.
After that, they’ll be treated to an acoustic set by legendary caner James Blunt before last orders for mock-tails is called at 10.30pm.
And to ensure the evening passes without any trouble, the former Leeds United star has beefed up security by drafting in his uncle Frankie, who was a bouncer in the 80s.
‘Big Frankie used to do the door outside some mental pub in Barnsley’, explained a source close to the star.
‘Frankie was reluctant to agree at first’.
‘But when James said he’d give him 50 quid in his hand plus a plate of grub to take home, the big man jumped at the chance’.
‘James is worried things could get a little out of hand like they did last year when Gareth Barry mistook Ribena Original for the Sugar-Free kind. Absolute carnage’.