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Gary Neville Was Baffled By Jamie Carragher's Comments On Liverpool Owners

By Eoin Harrington
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Gary Neville has made his feelings clear on Manchester United's owners many times in the past - but it was the ownership at United's biggest rivals, Liverpool, that was the bone of contention on Sky Sports on Monday.

Sky covered Liverpool's surprise loss at Brentford, as their inconsistent form this season continued. Jurgen Klopp's side fell to a 3-1 defeat after a performance which lacked any form of energy, as they fell even further behind in the race for Champions League football.

Part of Sky's punditry team on Monday were Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, and the infamous punditry pair debated what needed to change at Liverpool for their fortunes to turn around.

Neville could not fathom Carragher's assertion that Liverpool did "not need new owners", and made his feelings abundantly clear with an iconic reaction to camera.

Gary Neville blown away by Jamie Carragher comments

Earlier this season, Fenway Sports Group - the majority shareholder and owner of Liverpool FC - announced they would put the club up for sale.

The decision was met with a mixed reaction from Liverpool fans. Despite some criticism of FSG's transfer dealings and investment in the club, most fans would agree that their ownership has been, at the very least, stable.

Gary Neville stated that finding the right replacement for the Fenway Sports Group was one of the most important things for Liverpool as they continue their current rut - before being left perplexed by Jamie Carragher's response.


Neville: The two biggest things for Liverpool are keeping Jurgen Klopp and getting new owners. The right new owners.

Carragher: They don't need new owners. Just leave it off - they've won absolutely everything you can win.

Neville: He's selling the club! They're selling the club!

Carragher: But even if they don't go...Liverpool have won absolutely everything, they've been clever in the transfer market - not just blown money like your club [Manchester United]. You're saying they need new owners, they don't.

Neville: They're selling the club! I said they need the right new owners!


Whatever your stance on the debate, the face Neville pulls into the camera when Carragher asserts Liverpool do not need a change of ownership is football TV gold.


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Carragher's initial comments are unusual when you take into account that Liverpool FC are up for sale - but his comments on the owners' transfer activity are even more bizarre.

During the late clash with Neville, Carragher said that he believed FSG had been "clever" in their transfer dealings. Earlier in Monday's broadcast, however, he criticised some of the club's recent signings, saying they had come back to bite Liverpool:


I don't know what know what's happened to Liverpool in terms of midfield. Liverpool have bought one proper midfield player in four and a half years - Thiago.

It's coming back to haunt them now.

You've got players like Fabinho, who's getting older, Henderson who hasn't got the energy anymore, James Milner. Liverpool's transfer committee, or the people behind Jurgen Klopp - and Jurgen Klopp - who have been bringing the players to the club have been absolutely lauded more than any scouting network in world football. This is on them.

When you've had the plaudits...to allow a team who almost won four trophies last season to end up at a stage where they're fighting for top four because midfield has only had one player signed in four and a half years - they're absolutely running on fumes.

Liverpool now sit in sixth place in the Premier League, four points off Manchester United in fourth - United have a game in hand over their Mersey rivals.

Jurgen Klopp faces the biggest test yet of his reign in charge at Anfield, as Liverpool's energy levels look to have dipped significantly, with Carragher correct that the club desperately need an energetic defensive reinforcement in the middle of the park.


His contradiction of himself later in the broadcast, and Gary Neville's perplexed reaction, will have given a lighter moment on a difficult evening for Liverpool fans.

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