- Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has directed a dig towards Reds centre-back Virgil Van Dijk, who trolled him a few weeks ago
- Carragher challenged Van Dijk to keep clean sheets against Real Madrid in the upcoming Champions League tie
- Van Dijk had earlier said Carragher wouldn't get into the current Liverpool team and would instead be in the stands
Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has responded to Virgil Van Dijk for saying the former Reds defender wouldn't play on his team.
Carragher made 737 appearances for Liverpool in a trophy-laden career spanning 17 years, which saw him win the 2005 Champions League title under Rafael Benitez.
The Dutchman was a guest on Gary Neville's The Overlap, in which he joked that the Reds icon Carragher wouldn't even make their current squad, adding that he would watch the game from the stands.
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Carragher instantly fired back by posting stats of Liverpool goalkeepers after 200 games. Pepe Reina, who played with Carragher, had 102 clean sheets compared to Alisson, who had 90, according to the Daily Mail.
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Carragher responds to VVD again
Reacting to Liverpool's Champions League draw, Carragher tweeted that his Liverpool side was the last team to beat Real Madrid 5-0 on aggregate.
He aimed a dig at the Dutch defender in the same tweet, asking him to keep clean sheets against the reigning European champions.
Van Dijk explained that he and Joe Gomez would start, with Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip as backups. He said Carragher would have to support the team from the stands, leaving Neville in stitches.
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"You have to think about it. You have two centre-backs playing, hopefully I’m playing and it’s Joe Gomez now [alongside]. You have Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate; you’re not going to put another centre-back in," Carragher said according to the Mirror.
Carragher wants Messi to win
Sports Brief earlier reported on Carragher stating that he wants Argentina to win the World Cup so that Lionel Messi can cement his GOAT status.
The former Liverpool man believes a World Cup is the only thing still keeping the Messi versus Ronaldo debate alive.
Argentina is among the countries considered favourites to win the spectacle in Qatar in November.