JAMIE CARRAGHER might be a Liverpool legend, but it was Micah Richards left red faced after their onscreen exchange last night.
Appearing on CBS Sports, Carragher was trying to conjure up omens that it will be his old side’s year in the Champions League – despite their poor league form.
Carra first pointed to the likelihood of Manchester City winning the league, observing that the last time that happened… Liverpool won the Champions League.
He then observed that last time Everton made it into the top four in 2005, Liverpool also secured European glory.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both crashed out of the Champions League before the quarter-final stage this week.
And Carragher, 43, was delighted to point out that the last time this happened, in 2005, his side won the whole thing.
He then told presenter Jules Breach: “I can just feel it.”
Incredulous, fellow pundit and ex-Manchester City star Richards asked: “Feel what?! What can you feel?”
To which Carra cheekily replied: “It’s just something in your bones – you wouldn’t know, you’ve never won the Champions League!”
With the studio in fits of giggles, good sport Richards joked: “Touche! I’ll just go now, shall I?”
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The gang had just watched Jurgen Klopp’s side put their terrible form to one side, by beating RB Leipzig 2-0 in temporary home Budapest.
Late goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane secured comfortable 4-0 aggregate progression against last year’s semi-finalists.
After the game Klopp told the BBC: “The only reason you play in the Champions League is to win, but we are not silly.
“We wait for the draw. It will be tough whoever we get. We are [dangerous opponents] but it is nothing really. I don’t want to create headlines about our hopes.
“We didn’t have momentum in the Premier League but we have games to get that back and that would help us in the Champions League.”
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