Carragher should have invited Gary Neville as well!
A comment made by Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher prior to his testimonial on Saturday confirmed once and for all what thousands of Scousers have been stubbornly denying for years. While stating that he would love to interview Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson more than anyone else in football, Carra has been quoted as saying “If I was in his company, I would also tell him, first off, that Manchester United never knocked Liverpool off their ******* perch, as he put it. That’s just nonsense. Graeme Souness did that.”
That statement clearly admits that Liverpool HAVE been “knocked off their ******* perch” after all, the only question Carragher raises is by whom. Nobody has ever doubted that fact of course except deluded Liverpool fans who are in continuous denial claiming that Anfield is still the home of “the greatest club in England.
Carragher is also stretching the facts to their absolute limit by blaming Souness for the clubs’ downfall. Liverpool has failed to win a Championship for twenty years – and counting, in which Souness was only in charge for three of them, so who was responsible for the other seventeen?
Many of his fans have not taken kindly to Carragher inviting former Liverpool player Michael Owen to make an Anfield return for the testimonial. The two are long time friends and Owen had no hesitation in agreeing to turn out again in a Liverpool shirt despite now being a Manchester United player.
Carragher dismisses those critics saying that “I saw the other day Bobby Charlton played in Tommy Smith’s testimonial and he wore a Liverpool kit – I think that is worse isn’t it?. Owen was a fantastic player for Liverpool, right up there with the greats for what he did and deserves to be treated with respect.”
It’s a wonderful gesture by the Liverpool veteran. It would have been even nicer however if he had also invited Sir Alex so he could tell him personally that he had nothing to do with Liverpool’s fall from grace. He could have also gone one step further by asking former England colleague Gary Neville to make an appearance at Anfield!
Did Ferguson have anything to do with knocking Liverpool off their perch?
14 thoughts on “Carragher should have invited Gary Neville as well!”
Ha Ha Ha I’m agree with Carra.
LOL.. what a stupid website..!!
You dont even know that REDS mean LIVERPOOL and not ManUTD…
haha..fuck you both kop supporters, MAN UTD did fuck liverpool off their fuckin’ perch! and there is no doubt about it.. and with carra’s comments, hmm, i think, carra should just shut the fuck up and concerntrate on winning the premier league, and not finding out who fucked liverpool off their fucking perch..
cant agree more mancunia army..hahahahaha
Keep dreaming Manchester, numbers don’t lie, and at my last count it was 18-18.
Oh and ONLY 3 away from 5.
You new age glory fans keep dreaming.
I can understand why neither Fergie nor Neville was invited.
My utmost respect for Fergie’s accomplishments stands in stark contrast to my view of him as a person.
If you read or listened to the whole thing you might understand what his point of view was.
As Carragher says, when United were going for their first title under Ferguson in 1992-93, they were competing with Norwich and Aston Villa. They weren’t competing with Liverpool as they were in decline with Graeme Souness as the manager.
Carragher has a lot of respect for Sir Alex Ferguson, as many people do. One thing Sir Alex did talk about not long ago was how rivalry had changed. He said it was now bitter and confrontational. I think he is right and it’s a shame really.
‘Manure fail to sell all season tickets’ – is there a postal strike in London then?
Keep singing them songs about LFC in that theatre of prawns, and keep reading about Carra – your dreams, our reality.
We all dream of a team of carragahers, a team of carraghers….
I think you’ve missed the point with this article; at no point does Carra say ‘Ferguson had nothing to do with us getting knocked off our perch’. He merely acknowledges, quite fairly, that Souness had a great part to play in our ‘downfall’ (if one is to term it so dramatically) and that he did more damage to us directly than Ferguson did.
The fact that Souness messed things up the way he did, just as the Prem era was beginning, meant that Man Utd were able to capitalise on the great riches and exposure it offered. Had Liverpool kept Dalglish for the start of that era at least, we certainly wouldn’t have failed in the league so many times. Of course, United would have been serious contenders regardless, thanks to Ferguson and that great generation of youth talent you had.
I don’t really like responding to uninformed comments 8MANURE but hey , how about looking in your own backyard?
Anfield capacity is 45, 200. Attendances so far this season have been Rabotnicki 31,202, Arsenal 44,722, Trabzonspor 40,941, West Brom 41,194. United has had 75,000 plus attendances at both home matches so far. And you talk about postal strikes in London? Then you go on about the Theatre of Prawns! Really? Is anyone desperate to pull it down in order to build a new Stadium like you lot cannot wait to do?
Great thoughtful comment Dave, the sort that a good, enjoyable discussion over a pint can be had. Nothing can ever be absolute black or white because we will never know how history could have turned out to be entirely different under other circumstances. My only point is that Souness was at Anfield for just three years, Ferguson at Old Trafford for twenty five – and still going. Would anything have changed but for the short time Souness spent at Anfield? I highly doubt it.
Can’t u Devils count the trophies in your trophy room?? Ah.. I forgot your math must be just as fuckup as u all are with your boastings!!!!
Hmm kopper, are you talking about the trophies Liverpool won LAST CENTURY? Has it really been twenty years since your last championship? Ferguson has won ELEVEN since then!
@frank, Yeah you have won eleven since we last won a championship, but still haven’t been able to beat our tally. And Champions league trophies, who has more of those. And Fa cups, hmmmm. So in 20 years you still haven’t managed to truly knock us off our perch so shut the fuck up…
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