‘Spurs need five years of dominance to overthrow Arsenal’

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Jamie Carragher has claimed that Arsenal are easily the bigger club, but five or six years below Tottenham in the league could change that. The Gunners put their rivals to the sword this weekend, beating them 2-0 in a very one-sided match-up, and a number of people insist that the display has shut plenty of [.

‘Wenger is right to consider top four as achievement’ claims former rival

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Jamie Carragher has claims that finishing inside the top four should be accepted as an achievement, just like Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has previously stated. The Gunners boss finished outside the Champions League places last season, the first time his side have failed to do so in his 21-year reign with the club.

Was this Wenger’s biggest mistake as Arsenal boss?

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After the collapse of the latest Arsenal Premier League title challenge made it 12 years since the invincibles squad was the last Arsenal side to be crowned champions of England, Arsenal fans will be lining up to tell you all of the mistakes that have been made by Arsene Wenger. The list of options is [.

Arsenal’s ‘Golden’ EPL chance to be tarnished by injury?

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On the one hand, Arsenal have finally started to convince the many doubters in the football world that we are now a squad that has the balance of talent, steel and all the other things it takes to win the marathon that is the Premier League title race. On the other hand Arsene Wenger has [...]

TV pundits overly harsh on Arsenal or spot on?

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I accept that Arsenal were not very good against Liverpool on Monday, especially in the first half when it looked like all 10 outfield players had just been woken up in the Arsenal version of the film The Hangover and nobody really knew what was going on. So the absolute ripping we got at halftime [.

Why do Liverpool pundits hate Arsenal so much?

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Liverpool Pundits by Galen Whenever Liverpool pundits seem to talk about Arsenal I always feel as if they should be working on Liverpool TV rather than working at Sky or BT sport. Let me start with ... Phil Thompson. This is what he had to say after Arsenal confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez . [.

Pundits starting to really BELIEVE in Arsenal again!

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You might not think that too much has changed at Arsenal since last season. We have pretty much the same squad with a few good additions and once again, we are set to finish the season without the Premier League title having played brilliantly at times but not so well at others. We might well [...]

Are Sky pundits right to write off Arsenal for Premier League title?

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Arsenal fans are well used to hearing our club criticised, with everything from the club's transfer policy, the tactical ability of Arsene Wenger and the heart and talent of our players coming under fire. And for a good few years, there was little we could say, as the years went by without a trophy. But [.

Red card reaction shows media ARE anti-Arsenal

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Everyone is entitle to their opinion, of course and on close calls you normally have at least two of the three pundits disagreeing. Except when it comes to Arsenal it seems. We all know about how biased Michael Owen is, especially towards Liverpool and against Arsenal, but it seems the contagion is spreading to Sky [.

Improved and impressive but Arsenal will NOT win title say pundits!

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Pundits in Praise of Arsenal's Resilience, But Still Skeptical of Title Chances by AT Despite yet another gritty victory in the Premier League, it seems as though Arsenal are still far from favourites to clinch the title in May. Arsene Wenger's side prevailed over Aston Villa on Monday night through goals from Jack Wilshere and [.

Raul Albiol Identified As Replacement For Carragher

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted last week that he was worried about who would fill Carragher's shoes, as the defensive stalwart has announced he is retiring after the season finishes.
The Reds have already been scuppered in their bid to land £10m rated Swansea captain Ashley Williams, who is expected to join Arsenal in the summer.

Why Arsenal MUST play Giroud against Liverpool

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If Arsene Wenger was thinking of doing a bit of tinkering with the Arsenal team, that is obviously his perogative (not Bobby Brown's). The one change that he should not even consider, however, is the inclusion of Olivier Giroud. With the Frenchman having scored two goals in each of his last two games, this probably will not seem like a radical idea, but that is not the only reason why Wenger must have him in the starting line up tomorrow.

A note on freedom of expression. (And Jack as captain) (And Hazard, and Carragher)

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By Tony Attwood

To begin at the end. Arsène Wenger has given an interview in which he has said Jack Wilshere can become Arsenal and England captain.

So with Thomas Vermaelen injured and Arteta still out maybe our Jack could become Arsenal's youngest-ever captain today. Tony Adams' is the youngest ever captain thus far at [.


Arsenal will be a big test for Liverpool – says Carragher

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The pundit Jamie Carragher is often much-maligned by Arsenal fans for his pro-Liverpool bias, but just for a change he is not predicting an easy win for his old team at the Emirates next week. The Gunners had a very satisfying 4-1 destruction of the Scousers at home last season, and although Liverpool are yet [.

New Look Liverpool Defence as Sakho and Ilori Join

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New Look Liverpool Defence as Sakho and Ilori Join - originally posted on

Last season, Liverpool's defence was not as tight as Brendan Rodgers would have liked. Halfway through the season, Martin Skrtel was dropped from the starting XI due to a dip in form and replaced by veteran Jamie Carragher, who has since retired.

Liverpool: Kolo Toure praises Carragher and takes stab at Arsenal claiming Suarez should stay

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Liverpool potentially signed one of the best free transfers of the summer in England having picked up form Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure after he was allowed to leave the Etihad Stadium at the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

Although the 32-year-old will be considered by many to be on the wrong side of his career, the veteran was brought to Liverpool knowing he was to be the replacement for the recently retired Jamie Carragher and to be the veteran defensive presence in the locker room.

15 Years of Carragher and Gerrard [Infographic]

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This image is massive. It's a timeline of all the matches played by Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard since their respective debuts in 1997 and 1998. Click on the cropped version below to open up the full image in a new window. You'll need to zoom in. And scroll. A lot. They've played a lot of matches.

Should Arsenal poach defender from Liverpool?

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Arsenal should sign Skrtel by SS

The media are reporting today that Liverpool's Slovakian defender Martin Skrtel is unhappy at Liverpool and could seek a move away from the club. Arsenal are being linked with just about anybody this summer and are now being tipped as the favourites to sign Skrtel.

Carragher says goodbye to Liverpool

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher called time on his career at Liverpool Football club this afternoon with a 1-0 victory over QPR at anfield thanks to Philippe Coutinho's superb first-half goal.

Carragher played his 737th and final game for Liverpool and the 35-year-old was given a standing ovation by the home fans before and after the game.

Carragher to extend contract?

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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers says he will hold talks with Jamie Carragher before the end of current Barclays Premier League season in an attempt to persuade the Liverpool defender to resign a new contract and postpone his retirement.

Carragher announced that he would retire from professional football back in February after struggling to break into the first-team earlier in the season.

Carragher Backs Gerrard To Commit To Liverpool Again

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Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher has backed captain Steven Gerrard to commit the rest of his career to the club.
Gerrard scored the winner as the Reds won 2-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday and Carragher, who will retire at the end of the season, says he will see out his playing days at Anfield.
"I'm sure Stevie will sign a contract and finish his career at Liverpool the way I've done," Carragher told Sky Sports.

Agent: Martin Skrtel could leave

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The agent of defender Martin Skrtel has revealed the 28 year old could depart the Reds at the end of the season.

Jamie Carragher has been preferred to the Slovakian in recent weeks and with Carragher retiring at the end of the season Liverpool is surely in the market for a replacement.

The Reds have been linked with a host of Centre backs recently, Swansea City defender Ashley Williams to be the latest linked with a move.

Liverpool Eye PSG Star Mamadou Sakho

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Liverpool is eyeing up Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho as a potential replacement for Jamie Carragher.
Reds legend Carragher will hang up his boots at the end of the season, and manager Brendan Rodgers has identified Sakho as an ideal replacement.
Rodgers is thought to have asked Carragher to re-consider retirement, and stay for another season, but the 35-year-old is adamant this will be his last campaign as a professional footballer.

No About-Turn For Carragher

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher insists he will not postpone his retirement plans as he prepares to make his 500th Premier League appearance against Tottenham.
Carragher announced last month that he will bring his glittering 16-year career at Anfield to an end in May.
The 35-year-old has been in good form of late, but he is pragmatic over his limited opportunities at Liverpool in the long term.

Carragher Admits Liverpool Have A Mountain To Climb

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Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool are capable of turning around a 2-0 inflicted by Zenit St Petersburg, but admits his side have a mountain to climb if they are to do so.
A sublime strike from Hulk swiftly followed by an effort from Sergei Semak in the second half condemned Brendan Rodgers' side to defeat in the first leg of their last 32 clash with the Russian champions at the Petrovsky Stadium on Thursday evening.

On Jamie Carragher

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I've been struggling to come up with a way to adequately memorialize Jamie Carragher's just-announced impending retirement.

Do I cite statistics? Maybe the fact he's made more Liverpool appearances than any player who's turned out for the club except Ian Callaghan, has made more European appearances than any other Liverpool player.

Liverpool Legend Unsure Over New Contract

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has revealed his frustration at the lack of first team opportunities afforded to him by manager Brendan Rodgers, and admits the Anfield veteran admits he is unsure if a new contract will be forthcoming at the end of the season.
Carragher has started only twice in the Premier League for Liverpool this term, with his most recent appearance coming in the 5-0 trouncing of Norwich on Saturday.

Rodgers: Liverpool Planning Carragher Talks

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One-club man Jamie Carragher may stay at Liverpool when he eventually chooses to hang up his boots, but Brendan Rodgers insists he wants to keep the defender in them for as long as possible.
The pair are due to discuss Carragher's future and the former Swansea manager has praised the 34-year-old's calming presence in the dressing room for helping him settle at Anfield.

Carragher Might Retire At The End Of The Season

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted that there is a chance he will retire at the end of this season.
The 34-year-old has made over 700 appearances for the club and joined Liverpool professionally in 1996. This season is the last on his contract and although he remains ‘open minded' he would not continue to play at the expense of the team.

Carragher: Liverpool Can Still Make The Top Four

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that his side can still make a top-four finish after their victory over Wigan on Saturday.
The win left Liverpool still seemingly struggling in 11th in the Premier League table but in real terms, they are just four points behind usual qualifiers Arsenal.

Carragher Backing For Gerrard

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Jamie Carragher expects Steven Gerrard to overtake him in Liverpool's list of record appearances.
Centre-back Carragher is no longer a first-team regular at the age of 34 but has currently played 710 games for the club and is second to Ian Callaghan on 857.
Captain Gerrard is preparing to play his 600th match in Sunday's Premier League fixture against Newcastle United but his club-mate thinks he still has a lot more to come.

Rodgers Hails Liverpool Youngsters

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Brendan Rodgers has praised the performance of his younger players after watching over a successful start to Liverpool's Europa League group stage endeavour via a 5-3 away win against Young Boys. The BBC reports that the manager was impressed by the courage on show from the largely inexperienced group.

Carragher: I’m Jealous Of Giggs And Scholes

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Jamie Carragher has admitted today that he is jealous of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs for all the success they've had with United. Carragher's best moment for Liverpool was winning the European Cup, but our legends have done that twice. Liverpool haven't won the league since 1990, when Carragher was just 12-years-old old, whilst Giggs has 12 league winners medals whilst Scholes has 10.

Liverpool v Hearts 08.30.12

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Liverpool lead 1-0 on aggregate

3:05pm ET, live in the US on FSC

Previous rounds:
Liverpool: 3-0 Gomel (h), 1-0 Gomel (a)
Hearts: n/a

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 2-2 City (h); 1-0 Hearts (a); 0-3 West Brom (a)
Hearts: 0-0 Aberdeen (a); 0-1 Liverpool (h); 2-2 Inverness CT (h)

Goalscorers (Europa League):
Liverpool: Borini, Downing, Gerrard, Johnson 1
Hearts: n/a

Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)

Guess at a line-up
Kelly Coates Carragher Enrique
Henderson Adam
Downing Shelvey Cole

Like last week, expect certain key players to be left out with Arsenal due at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool v Manchester City 08.26.11

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11am ET, live in the US on FSC

Last four head-to-head:
2-2 (h; Carling Cup) 01.25.12
1-0 Liverpool (a; Carling Cup) 01.11.12
0-3 City (a) 01.03.12
1-1 (h) 11.27.11

Last three matches:
Liverpool: 1-0 Hearts (a); 0-3 West Brom (a); 3-0 Gomel (h)
City: 3-2 Southampton (h); 3-2 Chelsea (n; Community Shield)

Referee: Andre Marriner

Guess at a line-up:
Johnson Skrtel Coates Enrique
Lucas Allen
Downing Gerrard Borini

Will it be Carragher or Coates who replaces the suspended Agger?


Carragher: Chelsea Lone Star Holds Keys To Everton's Champions League Dream

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Jamie Carragher believes that Romelu Lukaku has the star-quality to drive Everton up the league.

Lukaku looked inspired throughout his team's 3-2 victory over Newcastle last night, and, talking after the game, Carragher hinted that the Belgian striker could help Everton to finish in a Champions League qualifying position this season.

Carra Hails Battling Reds

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Jamie Carragher felt Liverpool's determination earned them a deserved point after coming from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues took a first-half lead through John Terry's header, but the former England skipper was then stretchered off in obvious pain following an accidental collision with Luis Suarez.

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Fellaini: Carragher only a champion of talking and breaking legs

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Jamie Carragher isn't the biggest fan of Marouane Fellaini, claiming he hoped he never played in the Premier League again after getting banned for three matches for elbowing Robert Huth last season.

My personal hope is that we would never see him playing in the Premier League again.

Rodgers To Recruit Winners

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists attitude will be as important as aptitude as he looks to strengthen the Reds' squad this summer.
Jamie Carragher has already left the club while Manchester City's Kolo Toure has been linked with a switch to Anfield.
Rodgers is adamant that unless any potential target can show themselves to be a winner he will look elsewhere.

Rooney: I Didn’t Blame Ronaldo – I Tried To Get Him Booked Too

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In the latest instalment of Wayne Rooney's autobiography, which is currently being printed in The Mirror, our striker reflects on his red card at the World Cup in 2006. Ronaldo was one of five Portuguese players who was complaining to the ref but the press in this country blamed him not only for Rooney's red card, but for England's exit from the tournament, despite the game finishing in a draw and Gerrard, Lampard and Carragher all missing their penalties.