The two clubs arguably share the greatest rivalry in world football, but that didn’t stop the Red Devils from expressing their joy at a Liverpool win over Chelsea in 2007.
Liverpool will face Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals that season, with the Reds looking for Jose Mourinho in a penalty shootout, Dirk Kuyt taking the decisive kick.
The Reds would go on to the final in Athens, but lost to AC Milan, who had beaten United in their semi-final clash.
Speaking with former Chelsea skipper John Terry, Carragher reveals a story told by former United striker Wayne Rooney, and how the Red Devils team celebrated when Liverpool won the elimination game direct to Anfield 13 years ago.
Sky Sports YouTube Off Script, Carragher said, “Wayne Rooney told me a story, I think it was 2007, we played you [Chelsea] and I think they were playing at AC Milan, “recalls Carragher, in Sky Sports’ Off Script
“And Milan ended up beating them, but we had to play the day before.
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“And Wayne Rooney told me when we won all Man United on penalties [players] watching him together in the hotel burst and cheered.
“You think Liverpool-Man United is the rivalry, so I think it shows how much you are respected [Chelsea] were in a team and feared, but also how much Jose and Chelsea at the time put themselves under the skin of so many people. ”