Liverpool face Real Madrid tonight in the Champions League final—and there are few better-placed to discuss the tie than a man who has won the trophy before.
Jamie Carragher was a key figure in the Reds’ triumphant team in 2005, helping Rafa Benitez, Steven Gerrard and Co. see off AC Milan in Istanbul.
The former centre-back retired a one-club man having spent his entire career at Anfield, and now works in the punditry arena thanks to his vast knowledge and experience.
It was a slightly different setting for Carragher to analyse the upcoming final, though: The Redmen TV studio, where the ex-No. 23 spoke on his memories of 13 years ago as well as the current team.
Carragher noted that Real Madrid were slight favourites, but feels there was a bigger gap between the Reds of ’05 and AC Milan than there is now between Jurgen Klopp‘s team and Real Madrid.
Key among the discussion for the final in Kyiv was the arrangement of the Reds’ midfield.
Carragher discusses the role of James Milner, the importance of Sadio Mane‘s season and who his favourite player is.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is also spoken about in-depth, with his position alteration and his future role under consideration.
Most vitally, Carragher gives his opinion on how Liverpool can win the match, offensively but also with a big importance placed on stopping space defensively.
There’s also a prediction from him on the final score—and the nerves begin to show!