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Jamie Carragher Reveals Who He Thinks The Best Premier League Player Of All Time Is In Hilarious Interview With Gary Neville

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Jamie Carragher Reveals Who He Thinks The Best Premier League Player Of All Time Is In Hilarious Interview With Gary Neville

Jamie Carragher has revealed that he thinks Thierry Henry is the best Premier League player of all time.

The Sky Sports pundit was asked the question by Gary Neville as part of the latter's latest, amazing video for 'The Overlap' YouTube channel, which has featured the likes of Roy Keane and Tyson Fury in recent weeks.

Carragher also opened up on a number of different subjects, sharing the best piece of advice he's ever been given, the greatest goal he's ever seen and the relationships he had with former managers Rafael Benítez and the late Gérard Houllier.

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"I can never answer this one," he replied when questioned by Neville as to which manager he thought was the best. "Rafa Benítez was a better football manager but Houllier was a better man manager.

"I'd probably just edge for Benítez because of what we achieved and me personally in terms of playing centre back and playing my best football. With Benítez it's almost like you don't enjoy it... when you say you don't enjoy it, you do enjoy it. We did amazing things, you did enjoy it. But when you sort of come out of it, you look at it and go... he's a Capello-type figure. He'd always want more, he'd never say to you 'you played well there'.

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"I always remember after the World Cup in 2006. I played a few games in the tournament because you (Neville) were injured. We got to the FA Cup Final, we'd started the season early because we'd won the Champions League. I was shot. I didn't start the season well and I was getting a bit of criticism and rightly so.

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"I just needed Rafa to go 'you've been amazing for years for me, don't worry about it, you'll be alright in a few weeks'. And he was still like 'you should have done that'."

Carragher was also asked who was the more superior of the two world class strikers he played with at Anfield- Fernando Torres or Luis Suárez.

"Suárez," he replied definitively. "Oh Suárez. Unbelievable. I actually think he was the best centre forward in the world for three or four years. That last year at Liverpool and what he did for Barcelona over the next 2 or 3 years. You actually look what he's done- he then leaves Barcelona and wins La Liga with Atlético Madrid. He gets to the semi-final of the World Cup with Uruguay. Everywhere he goes, he takes that team.

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"That Liverpool team that nearly won the league was an average team. He nearly single-handedly took them to the league. That's what he does with every team he goes to."

The full interview is set to be released in a few weeks' time.

Topics: Luis Suarez, Rafa Benitez, Fernando Torres, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher

James Aldred
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