Monday 24 October 2016

Jamie Carragher trolls Man United fans after 'great' Europa League draw

Published 26/02/2016 | 12:35

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has mischievously joked that his team can’t possibly lose after the Reds were drawn against Manchester United in the Europa League today.

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England's two most decorated sides will clash in the round of 16, with Liverpool to host the first leg at Anfield with Old Trafford staging the return after both sides came through their round-of-32 ties on Thursday night.

Jurgen Klopp's men defeated Augsburg 1-0 on aggregate while United overturned a first-leg deficit to beat FC Midtjylland 6-3 on aggregate.

The Sky Sports pundit took to Twitter to explain why it is a dream tie for his beloved team.

“Great Europa League draw for LFC, if we win happy days if we lose LVG will probably stay!!,” he posted to the delight of his Liverpool followers.

Liverpool, five-time European Cup winners, have also tasted a trio of successes in the Europa League - lifting the then UEFA Cup in 1973, 1976 and 2001.

They come up against bitter rivals United who have three European Cup victories to their name but have never triumphed in this tournament.

Louis van Gaal's side slipped into the Europa League having failed to get out of their Champions League group stage and then went on to suffer a shock 2-1 defeat to FC Midtjylland in Demark.

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