Here is your Liverpool morning digest for Thursday, September 21.
Liverpool great Jamie Carragher reveals DMs from Lionel Messi after criticising him
Whilst on punditry duty Jamie Carragher told the story of how seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi slid into his DMs just to call him 'a donkey'.
Messi, who now plies his trade in the MLS with Inter Miami, signed for Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona in 2021. It brought to an end a 21-year career in Spain, and although it was in part a result Barca's financial complications it didn't prevent questions arising about the decision.
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At the time the French club had dominated Ligue 1, winning seven of the previous nine campaigns. They had only reached the Champions League final once over that period - a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in 2020.
Carragher ultimately felt as if the move didn't make sense for PSG, and was of the same mind over Cristiano Ronaldo's second transfer to Manchester United during the same summer.
On past editions of Sky Sports' Monday Night Football he was vocal on the matter. He even hinted to Gary Neville the Argentine's response to his remarks though refused to unveil the content of the messages publicly.
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Liverpool handed injury boost in defence but two players absent from main training group
Trent Alexander-Arnold is hopeful of a return to Liverpool action on Sunday when they host West Ham United.
The right-back is currently recovering from a hamstring issue and is yet to return to full training but was back on the turf on Wednesday as the players were put throughRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk