While Kop fans have cursed fellow retiree Fergie, their local hero has nothing but praise for the man who has stopped him having a full set of winners’ medals.
Carragher insisted: “Why, what’s he done? Listen, I’m not one of them who gets like that because of someone else winning. It would be bad — I’m not into making excuses.
“I don’t know him that well. I’ve had a few arguments at half-time, different things. But the reason I like him is because to see someone a bit like yourself in terms of passion at that age — I find it remarkable.
“I think it’s brilliant, to be honest, at that age to have that passion to win. Obviously he’s retired now but he’s been a great manager and if you said anything other than that you’d be stupid.”