Jamie Carragher could not resist the chance to take Gary Neville to task over his fellow Sky Sports pundit’s claim that Alexis Sanchez would prove a good signing for Manchester United.
After another controversial weekend in the Premier League in which VAR controversies reigned supreme – Jurgen Klopp here laughing off the moment Liverpool saw a goal harshly ruled out – Carragher aired his thoughts on Instagram.
“I defended #VAR at the start as I felt the process needed to be given a chance,” Carragher wrote.
“I argued with people who were set against it & I really wanted it to take the game forward.
“But we’re now talking about it more than we ever did about officials & decisions & that can’t be right.”
That prompted a reply from Neville, who joked: “It’s not the first time you’ve been wrong. We will forgive and continue to live with your errors.”
To which Carragher then replied: “Nearly as bad as you telling me Sanchez was a good deal for Utd!!”
Sanchez joined United in a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in January 2018 and was paid record £500,000 a week wages during his time at Old Trafford. But the Chilean only managed five goals in 45 appearances for the club before being allowed to join Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal.