Jamie Carragher responds to Virgil van Dijk's claim that he wouldn't start in this Liverpool team 3 months ago

Jamie Carragher responds to Virgil van Dijk's claim that he wouldn't start in this Liverpool team

"He wouldn't even make the full squad."

Virgil van Dijk has made the bold claim that Jamie Carragher would not start for this current Liverpool team, and the former defender has responded on Twitter.

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Speaking to Gary Neville on the latest episode of The Overlap, the United legend asked the Liverpool centre back if former Reds star Carragher would make it onto this current team.

The Dutch international didn't have to think too hard about his answer.

Virgil van Dijk Jamie Carragher

"Like the squad or the 11? He wouldn't even make the full squad, the first 20, he would be in the stands!

"You have to really think about it, you have two centre backs playing. Hopefully I'm playing and then Joe Gomez now. Then you have Matip and Konate, [he wouldn't get ahead of them].

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"He played many, many games for Liverpool but I think the modern day game, Matip and Konate would be ahead of him."

Virgil van Dijk Jamie Carragher

A bold claim to make considering that Carragher is considered to be a club legend, and was a key part of the defence that lifted several trophies for the Anfield faithful.

The Sky Sports pundit came out fighting however, and tweeted an interesting stat in response to Neville's clip with van Dijk.

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The stat is referring to the fact that Carragher's partnership with former goalkeeper Pepe Reina was actually more successful than that of van Dijk and Alisson.

When asked whether he would join Carragher on 'Monday Night Football', Van Dijk added: “I will rule that out. I’m not going to be a pundit on English television I think. No, (I’m not going to go on Monday Night Football with Jamie Carragher either). No chance!”

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