ALTHOUGH he lifted his first trophy in 6-years it’s been a far from vintage season for Jamie Carragher, who, for the first time in a decade, has found his position as a first-team regular far from assured. Indeed, for much of the season he’s had to settle for a place on the bench as Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel struck up an impressive partnership – one which many fans foretold and saw as the future defensive pairing for the club.
However one thing still vintage about Carra’s is his ‘fight’ and passion to play – and anyone suggesting it’s time for Jamie to perhaps consider hanging-up those shot-blocking boots will see exactly how much fight he has, as Sky Sports reporter Andy Burton found out to his consequence live on TV.
After suggesting that Carragher was perhaps saying ‘farewell’ whilst basking in the glory of the Cup Final win, because he’s not starting anymore, Liverpool’s number 23 retorted ‘I don’t think so. Who Are You? Are you the manager? You were lucky to keep your job at Sky, weren’t you, after that Wolves stuff’.
The ‘Wolves stuff’ Jamie was inferring to was of course the controversial comments which saw Richard Keys and Andy Gray lose their jobs at Sky, something that Burton himself was a part of. Surprisingly Burton kept his role at Sky, who insist the matter was dealt with internally, after his part in the infamous Sian Massey incident when he commented to Gray ‘Apparently a female lino today, bit of a looker, according to Steve the cameraman. He says she’s all right. Now I don’t know if I shall trust his judgment on that’.
Fresh from being ‘buzzed-off’ during the live interview at Wembley, snivelling Burton even managed to misunderstand Carragher’s put-down by mistakenly thinking he was asking for a role at Sky, responding ‘we’d love to have you’. Oh dear.
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