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Mr Liverpool: I Take My Hat Off To Neville

Jamie Carragher, who has already revealed what a massive fan of Sir Alex Ferguson he is, also has very kind words for Gary Neville.

“For me he’s the best full-back the Premier League’s had,” said Carragher. “And also just behind David Beckham probably one of the best crossers of the ball we’ve seen. For me he’s the best full-back the Premier League’s had. People always talk about the rivalry between Liverpool and Man United and of course it exists. We want to beat them and they want to beat us but I have great respect for Man United as a club and I hope that’s vice versa. We’re two of the most successful teams, two of the biggest teams in the world, and for me Gary Neville’s been one of the main reasons why that’s happened. A great player, great pro and to play at that level for so long is a fantastic achievement so I take my hat off to him.”

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  1. fergie is the boss says:

    Park Life – lets see where sagna is in 3 years time.

  2. Davey says:

    @Park Life: What do you expect from Ingerlund fans, they wouldn’t know a proper player if he booted the ball at their faces. Repeatedly. With lovely technique and accuracy. This is because most England fans are Southerners who support teams too shite to actually feature the kind of player they take for granted and boo.

    :@Dave Malaysia: Masch wasn’t too popular at the end, no, but what does he expect? He wanted to move all Summer and people were willing to let him go (it was family reasons apparently and if that is the case, fair enough). He then played against Arsenal first game and played great. Even though we knew it was likely his last game, we applauded him off.

    Then he refused to play against City (because Barca hadn’t stumped up the fee yet) the day of the game and wrecked Hodge’s gameplan making us play a different formation (we lost, though God knows what Roy would have had in mind :p).

    It doesn’t surprise me that he has defended Torres. I could have let Torres leave and not had his memory tainted but the way he has gone about leaving is just a slap in the face (which incredibly Chelsea fans don’t seem to understand).

    @ Fergie the boss: True. I would never have thought Torres would do this to us. He clearly wasn’t ecstatic but I just never saw this coming. Reina is constantly being linked with you which I could never ever see happen a week ago but maybe my naivety has been punctured because the idea doesn’t make me laugh as it did, it makes me wince…

  3. fergie is the boss says:

    Davey – I have no clue why he went there, if he wanted 2 win titles then why didnt he go 2 united where the players at united were far superior than liverpools.

  4. Giggsy81 says:

    It is certainly going to be sad to see him go. He has been a great servant for this club and it will be interesting to see whether he goes into being a football pundit now or management.

    I for one would love to see him discuss a Liverpool game. heh.

    Best of luck in the future Gary if you’re reading this.

    p.s. I’ve just seen that Febian Brandy might be joining Preston as he is on trial there, some of their fans wanted Man U fans opinions.

    I thought would should have maybe held onto this lad. I can’t believe he hasn’t been snapped up by now.

  5. Davey says:

    @Fergie the boss: You haven’t got a clue lad, we’re so good we can afford to loan out Paul Konchesky. Word.

  6. willierednut says:

    Maybe Reina also wants to leave for a bigger club. At least It would be the actual truth this time.

  7. Davey says:

    @Willierednut: I think even if Reina did leave us (and I honestly don’t think he will, next season at least) he’d know not to join you. After Torres though who knows…

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Frankly, I will eat my shirt if we buy Reina.
    Why would we want Spains 3rd or 4th string keeper? We havn’t had a 6’2″ keeper since the frenchie and look how that turned out.
    First and foremost, Reina is not United standard, too short and makes to many sloppy kicking errors. I would rate him way above Ben Foster, but not above PIG. Even in a peno situation, think I would go for PIG.
    Second, think it would unsettle the back line. Rio and Vidic would just want to kick him all the time.
    Third, it would just take all the joy out of watching a United game and confuse the children.

  9. willierednut says:

    Eat your own shit? You’re on your own there Fletch.

  10. willierednut says:

    Sorry shirt lol. Thought that was way too much.

  11. Rai says:

    Willierednut – Hahaha I thought the same!

  12. smartalex says:

    Tea shirt? Or is that faecaetious?

  13. Davey says:

    You’re having a laugh if you wouldn’t take Reina. 3rd or 4th choice? You saying Valdes is better? No chance. If Casillas hadn’t been established as first choice for so long, Reina would get in ahead of him (or certainly would have been given more of chance). The only other country in the world who Reina wouldn’t be a shoo-in for is Germany and I still think he’d be in with a shout.

    Then again, I should know you’re not to be trusted if you honestly think Kuszczak is better.

  14. KingOfStretfordEnd says:

    I hate Liverpool. They hate us, its immense. But honestly what he’s said is true, we are the 2 clubs that have big histories ( ours better) and in all honesty Carra is a decent lad. While i have so much of hate for liverpool for city and chelsea, i have respect for liverpool and not the other 2, not even in tiny weeny bit. Neville for the world.

    @ Davey

    I rate Reina really highly. He’s a great keeper and if i do wish the rumours of Sir Alex putting a bid for Reina in the summer. He’s relatively young and really reliable. but then, the move’s impossible.

  15. Jeet says:

    Fletch – immense comment about Rio, Vida and the confused children! Wouldnt want Reina anywhere near OT

  16. Red Devil says:

    Must applaud Carra for being a fair sport…one of the few dippers I can tolerate and wouldn’t have minded him in our team a few years ago, especially after Stam, Johnsen, Blanc etc all retired or left…

  17. Ash says:

    Respect should be given where it is due and like our gary carra is also a legend of liverpool.Players like scholes,giggs,neville,carragher are class.
    Dude how could you put that cunt gerrard in the loyalty list.He is like our rooney.Even if rooney ends his career at united he wont be considered the same like nevilles or giggs.Gerrard wanted to go to chelski and everyone knows that.I would even prefer lampard to gerrard.Gerrard as a player is good but as a loyal player and person i very much doubt.
    Anyways hope this time you guys beat chelski and humiliate them instead of giving backpasses to them.

  18. KING ERIC BG says:

    I think Carraghar is coming up with those comments just to be able to compare his sinking club (and himself) with our success (and Gary’s). Why somebody didnt do such thing when they were ‘top of the table’ (looooooooool) ???

  19. catotraa says:


    NO SHIT?! Exact same thing here! Have supported them for 12 years, since i was 6. I got a trip to England to watch United for my 18th birthday, and i choose to watch us play City! Praying to SAF (God, lol) that Neville will be there to say goodbye.
    Anyways, can’t fucking wait! Citygame will be massive

  20. Fergie's gum says:

    Now,give ‘em hell on sunday

  21. smartalex says:

    Our next sunday game is 6th March vs loserpool.

  22. james says:

    Ive always had respect for Carragher as a professional, the scouse cunt.

  23. King Eric says:

    fergie is the boss – Hello pal. Yeah Tony Evans does my head in too but fair play to him when asked about Nev. He said he would love to have been him. Playing for the club you love and being able to wind your most fiercest rivals up. He was quite congratulary toward him.

    However they were getting VERY carried weren’t they? Saggers the fucking posh clown saying that next year they could be back and all that shite.

  24. Paul Parker says:

    mr liverpool haha bet you’d take yer knickers off too ya cunt lmao

  25. philk says:

    Jamie is a true gentleman, a role model to many players

  26. sports24x says:

    will respect you for this comment..carra..

  27. Written Offside says:

    Credit to Carra for these comments. Fair play also to Thompson on Sky who said much the same.


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