Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has recalled the time he almost came to blows with his own teammate.
The former defender was a loyal servant to the Reds, making a total of 737 appearances for the club during his playing days and winning a collection of major honours throughout his career. However, there was one incident where Carragher’s passion for Liverpool threatened to boil over.
Back in May 2009, shortly after missing out on the Premier League title to bitter rivals Manchester United, Rafa Benitez’s side headed to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion. Goals from Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt proved enough to earn a 2-0 win and ultimately relegate West Brom, but Carragher’s desire to keep hold of a clean sheet saw him to push Alvaro Arbeloa and led to teammates stepping in to keep the peace.
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When discussing Jadon Sancho’s current fallout with United boss Erik ten Hag on The Overlap, Carragher opened up about his disagreement with the Spanish full-back. The pundit revealed that both their tempers flared again in the dressing room after coming off the pitch.
“I had it a couple of times where I had to apologise in front of the dressing room. I nearly got into a fight with my own team-mate.” Carragher said. “He (Arbeloa) was going forward too much, I needed him to sit!” he continued, leading to laughter from the rest of the panel.
“So we nearly came to blows on the pitch then after the game you think ‘it was a bit much that,’ but I tried to apologise after the game and he (Arbeloa) threw his hands, so you lose your head again a little bit don’t you?
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