Jamie Carragher is our best centre half: Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has said that Jamie Carragher is the best centre back at Anfield and has insisted that the former England international can still play for a few more seasons for the Reds.
Jamie Carragher, who is also known as Mr. Consistency for his extraordinary performances for Liverpool, recently signed a new two-year contract with the club.
Despite being out for two months because of a shoulder injury, the English defender played extremely well in Liverpool’s latest win over Chelsea, which was his first match in eight weeks.
Liverpool’s vice-captain has seamlessly installed himself in King Kenny’s new three-man defence, which was highlighted in the match against Chelsea as he helped his team maintain a clean sheet.
Liverpool manager feels that Jamie Carragher could prove really vital in their bid to qualify for the Champions League in the on-going 2010-11 season. The Scottish manager of the Reds added that Jamie is one of the greatest players he has ever seen.
King Kenny hailed his vice-captain’s performance against Chelsea and said the English international had a great influence on Liverpool’s game.
“He was fantastic last Sunday. It's a great credit to him that he got through the game. It's a great credit to his professionalism and the respect he has for his body because it had been a while since he last played. He's probably been the club's best defender
for many years,” said Dalglish.
The Scot added that Carragher is an ‘asset’ and is ‘invaluable’ to Liverpool and compared him to Liverpool’s legendary centre-halves. Kenny Dalglish compared the English international to Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson and claimed that Carragher is a living
“I think everybody knows the respect and appreciation I have for Jamie Carragher, and it's the same as every other Liverpool fan. We're fortunate that he's here and we're fortunate that he's so committed to the club,” added the Scot.
Carragher is Liverpool’s one of the most consistent players and has already featured in 22 matches in the season. The English centre half is also expected to start against Wigan Athletic at Anfield.