Jamie Carragher got John Terry to name his all-time Premier League XI this past Monday with some huge surprise inclusions and even managed to get Terry to admit that Liverpool had some of the best players in Premier League history.
While you may have heard many retired club icons speak about who else they respected other than their former teammates, it is always interesting to hear how players like John Terry saw the competition.
What is even more interesting is that Jamie Carragher managed to get the former Blues defender to express his appreciation for former adversaries so early after leaving Chelsea.
You know it must have been hard for JT not to include the likes of Lampard or Drogba in his 1-11, but somehow the Monday Night Football host managed to drag the info out of the man he once called “the best defender in the PL”.
So here is what Terry’s 1-11 looks like:
In goal there’s David De Gea who gets support from an almost all Manchester United defensive line. Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra with the addition of our beloved interviewer Jamie Carragher make Terry’s dream defensive line-up.
Then in the midfield there’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was the only other Liverpool player to make Terry’s XI along with Carra.
“Henry was my most feared striker [I played against]. He was terrifying. He was the best by far,”
“He had everything, the movement. He was incredible. He would be the one before games, I’d say, ‘it’s going to be tough tomorrow.’ Nobody else did that.”
Being included in the all-time Premier League eleven naturally pleased Carra who surely did not agree that only 2 Liverpool players were worthy of Terry’s list. He got over it pretty easily though after hearing that he was deemed the best center-back in the Premier League next to Rio Ferdinand.
To be fair, these guys were something else, and there’s no one more entitled to an opinion than someone who played next to them and against them for almost a decade.
Funnily enough, Carra might yet be reunited with John Terry as a permanent presenter on Sky. As the tweet below suggests Terry’s motive for naming Carra in his all-time Premier League XI could be with an eye to working on Sky Sports when he finally finishes his career with Aston Villa as Carra was quick to point out in the interview saying, “Oh behave! You creep,” then going on to add he “must be after a job at Sky.”
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) December 19, 2017