With former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher and former Manchester United fullback Gary Neville as pundits on the same show, it was only a matter of time before the two went head to head; it’s no surprise to anyone — bar the truly football ignorant — that it came, the only truly surprising thing was that it didn’t come sooner — in the end, all it took was a three names to spark an all out war.
The two of them were asked to rank Steven Gerrard, Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard as midfield players — as if you needed a better catalyst for a fight. Carragher, a European Cup winner with Liverpool and the current England captain’s best friend, made the obvious choice in choosing Gerrard as top dog and placed Lampard above Scholes by a whisker. Neville, who was United captain for five years, obviously wasn’t having that and had the audacity to name the “Ginger Genius” along with Barcelona midfielder Xavi and Italian great Andrea Pirlo.
Maybe the News Desk is a bit biased, but it we’re going to count Carragher the winner when, near the end of the video, he lands a decisive — although admittedly cheap — blow to finally silence the United man. Though we wish Carragher was still wearing Liverpool red, seeing him shut Gary Neville up, even in retirement, is almost as pleasing as seeing him do it on the field.