Luis Suarez and Jamie Carragher train on the training ground of a former Liverpool star


Former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam explained how two of his Anfield teammates were constantly at war in training – and that won’t surprise pair Reds fans.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire, via the Blackpool Gazette, Adam named six ex-Reds among his best XI careers.

They included goalkeeper Pepe Reina, right-back Glen Johnson, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

Jamie Carragher and Luis Suarez were the last two Reds men to be named in the XI – and Adam had a special memory for the pair.

Adam explained, “I remember the days when [Suarez] and Carragher were jostling each other.

“It was a battle – Carragher loved it and Suarez loved it.

“They would let themselves be a little on top of each other, would never react in an exaggerated way.

“They both supported each other and would do it every day. “

Former Stoke City teammates Steven N’Zonzi and Marko Arnautovic, both of whom caused trouble for the Reds during their time in the former Premier League team, were also listed in the team.

But Adam reserved special praise for Suarez and Gerrard.

On the Uruguayan striker, he said: “His finish has been incredible.

“When I went to Liverpool, he might miss a few opportunities, but in the next four or five years, then to Barcelona – just incredible.

“He’s probably the best number nine in the world right now.

“He can isolate two half-centers by himself. It can win you a match by itself, like a Gerrard box. It was simply phenomenal. “

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And on Gerrard, Adam added, “It was phenomenal. He could win a game from scratch.

“He was a player who could pull a team from nowhere to winning positions.

“I remember one night we played Everton in the cup and he had a hat-trick and he just coached the team.

“He was a wonderful player to watch, difficult to face and incredible to be around. He would not take second place. “

Adam now plays for the Reading Championship outfit after leaving Anfield in 2012.


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