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Liverpool legend Carragher: I've been proved right - Everton worst run club in country

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has doubled down on his claim that Everton are the worst run club in England.

Carragher has stated the claim on two occasions in the past, even earning a phone call from the club to refute his claims.

The Toffees did not sign a single player on deadline day, prompting Carragher to again accuse the club of not backing a manager.

Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Carragher declared: "I said on this programme six to 12 months ago Everton are the worst run club in the country, and it wasn't a flippant remark - I believed it.

"I'm not saying that as an ex-Liverpool player, I'm saying that as an ex-Everton fan.

"When I made that comment Everton got in touch with me and I actually admired it. Almost on the front foot trying to defend their club, and I thought okay, fair enough, you say some things in the media and people come back at you, but I didn't think I was wrong then, and I'm not wrong when I say it now."

This week, he wrote in The Telegraph: "Everton are an absolute mess. Every time it looks like they have sunk to their lowest point, they somehow find a way to showcase another level of ineptitude.

"I called them the worst run club in the country on Monday Night Football. Some people disagreed. I have been proven right. We can all accept the club was hampered by financial restraints and the fact Everton are an unattractive destination at the moment, but forget the fact they had no new faces on the morning of February 1.

"It was staggering they had no deals in place by January 1, when the side was already in deep trouble and Frank Lampard was on borrowed time. What was going on between September 1 and the opening of the transfer window? Why was [majority owner Farhad] Moshiri promising a new striker if no guarantee could be made?

"Was [director of football Kevin] Thelwell working with his hands tied behind his back, or is he simply another misjudged appointment, unable to get deals over the line? There will be no hiding place when the fans gather at Goodison Park on Saturday demanding answers."

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