Liverpool defender Carragher can't believe Johnson critics

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher can't believe the England critics of teammate Glen Johnson.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher can't believe the England critics of teammate Glen Johnson.

Carra told TalkSport: “Well he’s been Liverpool’s best player. I mean we have only played four games but he’s been our best player this year, up to now anyway. He’s scored a couple of goals. He’s doing that great. The last game I think they were a little bit harsh because he couldn’t stop a cross out wide, but you are not going to stop every cross coming in as a full-back.

"To be honest, I used to play full-back and I used to get criticism for not getting forward and people say ‘you are a great defender but you don’t get forward’ and all these attacking full-backs, people say they can’t defend but if you have the two of them together you’ve got Paolo Maldini so I think it’s very difficult to do both.

"But if you can do both, you are the best in the world. I think the modern full-back now is judged on how many crosses he gets in rather than how many stops. Now that’s just the way the game is going. Full-backs are now seen as more attackers than defenders really.”

 
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