Jamie Carragher grows on me more and more all the time. First, he was repeatedly declaring his love for Sir Alex Ferguson, calling him ‘the master’. He also admitted following all our victories over them over the past decade or so that we were worthy winners. He’s claimed he’s embarrassed over Liverpool’s lack of success and has total respect for United for everything we’ve won. Not bad going for a scouser.

Carragher has again acknowledged United’s title success, claiming ten over the past sixteen years, as we look set to equal their record of eighteen.

“It`s something Manchester United have done a lot in the past to win titles and you’ve got to take your hat off to them because they’ve done it over the years and this season as well,” said Carragher. “It’s something we’ve not been too good at in recent years but we seem to have it in our locker this season and hopefully that will push us as close to the title as possible.”