Saturday 19 August 2017

Jamie Carragher jokes he wants a stand named after him at Anfield...and picks out surprise competition!

Liverpool great Jamie Carragher had a cheeky response to the news that Kenny Dalglish will have a stand named after him at Anfield
Liverpool great Jamie Carragher had a cheeky response to the news that Kenny Dalglish will have a stand named after him at Anfield
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Liverpool have confirmed that they will name one of the stands at their Anfield home after club legend Kenny Dalglish - with Reds great Jamie Carragher offering a jovial response to the news.

Anfield's Centenary Stand is to be renamed in honour of the ex-player widely regarded as the best to have played for the club, with Carragher offering up a brilliant tweet to greet the news.

Joking that he must be next in line to have a stand named after him once his old Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard is bestowed with the honour, Carragher suggested he was in competition with one of the club's most infamous former players in the race to secure the honour.

It was after one of Carragher's Twitter followers suggested he was in line for an honour to match Dalglish that he threw the name of El Hadji Diouf into the conversation, much to the delight of the thousands who interacted with his message.

Diouf and Carragher have been involved in a long running war of words after their less than cordial time together as Liverpool team-mates.

Diouf has persistently criticised Carragher and Gerrard in recent years, with Carragher always quick to hit back on Twitter with suitably cutting comments.

"The difference between Jamie (Carragher) and me is that I am a world-class player and he is a s**t," Diouf said last year.

“The type of s**t that writes a book and mentions me all the time. Me, in my book, he does not warrant one phrase: he's a f*****g loser."

It remains to be seen whether Diouf will respond to this latest verbal jab from Carragher, but there is no doubt who holds the moral high ground in this debate as the homegrown hero holds all the aces in a spat with one of the most unpleasant players to ever grace the Premier League.

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