Jamie Carragher: David Silva nearing legendary status with Manchester City

Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher believes David Silva is close to achieving legendary status with Manchester City after transforming into one of the club’s most efficient performers. The Spaniard has been with the Citizens since the summer of 2010 and during this period, he has helped the club secure three Premier League titles.

In a report covered by Sky Sports News, Carragher compared Silva to former Liverpool favourite John Barnes, who was likewise comfortable playing at the heart of the midfield. He added to praise the Spaniard for the quality of service on the playing field and feels the midfielder would undoubtedly one of the Premier League greats before retiring from the game.
He said: “I used to play with John Barnes, who, towards the end of his career, was not dissimilar to Silva when he played as a central midfielder. When I talk about him being Player of the Year, I am thinking of it in terms of his service to Manchester City and the Premier League. It would be brilliant if he could pick something up like that, not just for him but for football, because he has been a special player. I think when he is finished we will be talking about one of the all-time great Premier League players.”

Jamie Carragher: Jose Mourinho should be excited about Victor Lindelof

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho should be excited by the performance of Victor Lindelof during the World Cup. The Sweden international formed a great partnership with skipper Andreas Granqvist at the heart of the country’s defence and this played a huge role in their progress to the quarter-final stage.
Speaking to Swedish outlet Expressen, Carragher praised the centre-back after his excellent display for Sweden at the World Cup and believes Mourinho would relish the prospect of playing Lindelof at Old Trafford next season, he said: “I am sure Jose Mourinho is excited about the chance of getting the right Victor Lindelof next season.He has been amazing.”

Lindelof joined the Red Devils from Benfica last summer with plenty of promise but he struggled to earn a regular Premier League role with Mourinho citing that the centre-back had concerns adapting to the pace of the game. As such, he was restricted to just 17 appearances across all competitions with five of those coming during United’s run to the round of 16 stage of the Champions League.

Jamie Carragher: Antonio Conte exit a big blow for the Premier League

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that the departure of Antonio Conte from Chelsea is a big blow to the Premier League. The Italian manager guided the Blues to Premier League and FA Cup success during his two seasons at Stamford Bridge but he was nevertheless sacked amid his shrewd relationship with the club’s hierarchy.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Carragher admitted that Conte’s dismissal is a huge loss for the top-flight after the Italian’s three-at-the-back formation became popular with most clubs associated with the country, he said: “Losing Antonio Conte is a big blow for the Premier League. I think he's been brilliant. He changed to three at the back at Chelsea and it seemed like the whole country changed to it - even England did. He's had a major impact in English football. To come in and win the league then the FA Cup in your first two years is some achievement.”

Jamie Carragher explains Liverpool’s need for midfield reinforcements

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher believes his former side were outplayed in midfield during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday. The match will be most remembered for Loris Karius’ wretched showing between the sticks but Carragher feels there remains a weakness in the centre of the park.

Speaking shortly after the game, Carragher admitted that the midfield needs to be sorted during the summer transfer window, although the arrival of Naby Keita should bring more quality in the position, he said: “Going forward I certainly think the midfield needs looking at. That will change, with Keita coming in.I think we lacked something in midfield [against Real Madrid] I’d say.

Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool to strengthen frontline

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher believes his former club can challenge for the Premier League title on a regular basis, if they can improve the options in the final third of the pitch. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino have been excellent for Jurgen Klopp over the course of the campaign but Carragher feels the club require another wide player to reduce the burden on the attacking trident.

Speaking exclusively to Goal.com, he said: “You have to be concerned. I thought the squad was very good at the start of the season, but I think what it lacks is cover for the front three. When one of them misses out, the quality coming in is not enough. [Naby] Keita will add quality to the midfield, but I think we do still lack a little bit since [Philippe] Coutinho went in terms of that final pass. Defensively we’re fine in terms of numbers, but I think we need something more in the final third.”

Jamie Carragher Names Roberto Firmino As His Favourite Liverpool Player

Liverpool favourite Jamie Carragher has named Roberto Firmino as his favourite player in the current Reds squad. The Merseyside giants have been in stunning form in Europe over the course of the campaign and they most recently reached the Champions League final after warding off the challenge from AS Roma.

In response to this, Carragher was pleased with the impact on one Roberto Firmino, who has had a season of transformation with the Reds. The Brazilian took some time to adapt to the arrangement until Jurgen Klopp but during the 2017/18 season, he has been outstanding with 26 goals and 13 assists across all competitions.

Peter Crouch Reveals What Jamie Carragher Used To Say About Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has revealed what former teammate Jamie Carragher used to stay about Tottenham Hotspur during his playing days. The 37-year-old played alongside Carragher for three seasons at Liverpool between 2005 and 2008, and he won the FA Cup and Community Shield in the process.

John Arne Riise Compares Virgil Van Dijk To Jamie Carragher And Sami Hyypia

Former Liverpool star John Arne Riise believes Virgil van Dijk is exhibiting the leadership qualities reminiscent to the time when Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia played together at the club. The Norwegian international went on to win the 2005 Champions League alongside Carragher and Hyypia, who were the undisputed regulars at the heart of the defence.

Speaking on Liverpool’s official website, Riise was full of praise for Carragher and Hyypia, and admitted that the pair were influential to how he performed on the pitch. The 37-year-old went further to praise the impact of winger signing Van Dijk, and feels the Dutchman has the qualities which makes him a leader at the back.

Jamie Carragher discusses Eden Hazard's Chelsea future

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea may have to contend with the departure of Eden Hazard, if they fail to qualify for the Champions League next season. The Belgium international has been a vital cog in the Blues' attack in recent years, guiding the club to Premier League glory in 2015 and 2017.

Jamie Carragher disagrees with Jose Mourinho's spending claim

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher does not agree with the comments made by Jose Mourinho in the aftermath of Manchester United's 2-2 draw versus Burnley on Boxing Day. The Special One cited that there is a clear difference in the squad depth of his side in comparison to Manchester City, and he would require an additional £300m to put the team back to its right place.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Carragher did not agree with Mourinho's complaint and believes Pep Guardiola would have coped much better with the same squad available at Old Trafford, he said: "The United manager’s complaints about the value of the squads do not add up. We can go on throughout the respective lists.

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