Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville choose world draft – and Liverpool dominate


Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were invited to nominate their world football draft picks by Sky Sports, and it was Manchester United’s great Neville who ended up with a selection dominated by Liverpool players.

To coincide with the NFL draft, the pair of punditry was asked just who they could select if they started a team right now, for the next five years.

The two former England defenders chose Kylian Mbappe as their first choice, Carragher saying that the Frenchman’s age and profile made him the perfect choice.

“He is very close to being the best player in the world, I think it will happen in the next two or three years,” said Carragher.

“You have his abilities, his pace, and obviously his age too. “

Mbappe topped the lists of the two experts

With the next five years in mind, all but one of Carragher’s choices were under 30, with Lionel Messi the only exception.

“Yes, he’s 33, but I just think he’s so good,” said the former Liverpool defender.

“For years we have been saying” maybe he’s not the same, maybe he doesn’t run everywhere “, but he can still score goals by walking the field. “

While Carragher went with Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Trent Alexander-Arnold in his top 10, Neville selected these three as well as their Liverpool teammates Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Neville picks five Liverpool players in draft

“I think if you look at Liverpool in the last two seasons, they’ve played in two Champions League finals, they’re at the top of the Premier League this season, which is the strongest league in Europe in the last two years. or three seasons, “he said.

“I think our league has had a real resurgence, and I think it comes from Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, also Mauricio Pochettino, who have pushed the standards in recent years.

“The Liverpool team, at the moment, is the best in our league, it is the best in Europe of course last season.

“I don’t think that (five Liverpool players) is really a surprise. “

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Despite Neville’s choices, Carragher warned that Mane and Salah’s age could count against them in the long run.

“I think the best scorers and attackers, once they reach 30, unless you are Messi or Ronaldo, who are just monsters and out of the ladder … That’s why I went for Haaland and Raheem Sterling, the young players, “said Carragher, who then clarified that he was not advocating that Liverpool sell the pair.

“I would get as much out of it as possible, I would dominate here and abroad like Liverpool is doing now,” he added.


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