Man City refused to let Jamie Carragher interview player because of Liverpool connections
"I have experienced City’s paranoia.”
Jamie Carragher has revealed that Man City once turned down his request to interview their player because of his Liverpool connections.
The Sky Sports pundit has claimed that the club suffer from "paranoia" when it comes to the media, and the narrative used around their spending and huge finances.
The ex-Liverpool midfielder explained in his column with The Telegraph that he was always a huge admirer of City legend David Silva.
When the Spaniard decided to leave the Premier league, Carragher wanted to arrange an interview with the midfield master, but his request was denied.
“Since working in the media, I have experienced City’s paranoia,” he wrote. “Over the years I have used my platform on Sky Sports and in this column to show my respect for City managers and players.
“As recently as last week I wrote De Bruyne could be the Premier League’s greatest midfielder, and said Haaland terrifies defenders.
“Prior to David Silva’s City departure I wrote how he was one of my favourite ever Premier League players. I wanted to interview Silva before he left English football, well aware of City’s belief that their rivals receive more favourable media coverage.
“When told of my request, City’s response was they would grant no such interview to me because ‘I wear red pom poms’.
“Every ex-player in the media wants their team to win but no other club has reacted to me in this way.
"Let me repeat what I think of the champions. Manchester City have the best manager in the world, the best striker in the world and are the best team in the world.
"It is a shame that, despite all the silverware, they have a tin ear for such compliments."
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