Jamie Carragher laughably claims he used to be a Celtic fan

By David Walton

October 15, 2019

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has laughably revealed that he used to be a “big” Celtic man before Steven Gerrard signed for Rangers.

The Anfield icon managed to rake in over 500 Premier League appearances for the Merseysiders. During his playing days, he spent the majority of them playing alongside Gerrard.

Carragher has a tremendous record of success with a Champions League and UEFA Cup to his name. Just like his good mate, however, he never managed to win a Premier League title.

Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher remain good friends (Kevork S. Djansezian/GC Images)

And today, Carragher has revealed that he used to have a big Celtic connection before switching allegiance to Rangers. Speaking in the Scottish Sun, this is what he had to say:

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“Celtic have a lot of advantages that Rangers don’t have. But I think Rangers will do it this year. I was a big Celtic man more than Rangers, I must say,­ but that’s had to change since Stevie got the job!

“Hopefully for him, because he’s my big mate, he can stop ten in a row. I know it is nine this year, but just to stop that sort of that run.”

Can’t have been that big a Celtic man Jamie

Carragher’s affection must have been as lofty as Gerrard’s managerial honours. In other words – nonexistent.

He seems to all of a sudden have went from having a soft spot for the Hoops to craving the end to 10-in-a-row. Some Celtic man.

Carragher now works for Sky Sports (VI Images via Getty Images)

Where Carragher is right is when he says that Celtic have a lot of advantages that Rangers don’t. The playing staff and the manager are two of those.

Celtic have by far better players than Rangers. It’s trying to get that consistency out of them this season that will be key to sealing a ninth consecutive title for us.

Neil Lennon, meanwhile, has already tactically outwitted Gerrard at Ibrox this season. Not many would go against him doing the same in December when Rangers come to Parkhead.

Neil Lennon’s Celtic remain the team to beat (Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But at least we know we’ll have a proper Celtic man trying to continue our dominance. There’s nothing more bemusing than English Celtic supporters who changed their minds because Gerrard went to Ibrox. That kind of loyalty isn’t particularly welcome at Parkhead in any case.

Here’s hoping, come the end of the season, that Carragher and Gerrard are discussing yet another failed stab from Ibrox at ending our dominance.