The Spanish coach was watching on like the rest of us as Chiellini’s Juve beat Monaco 2-1 to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory and reach the Champions League final.
The Italians were brilliant in defence through both games, stopping a normally free flowing Monaco team, led by Kylian Mbappe and Falcao, from getting into their groove.
And Ayestaran – who normally posts his tactical thoughts on Twitter after games – was full of praise for Chiellini for his performance.
The former Liverpool coach believes the Italian defends like its his mission – as did Carragher during his illustrious spell at Anfield:
— Pako Ayestaran (@PakoAyestaran) May 9, 2017
Liverpool fans will certainly look at a player like Chiellini, and think back to Carragher, and wonder how differently their season could be going if they had a quality centre back like them.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are sitting third in the table with two games remaining, but their top four spot is under threat as rivals have games in hand over them.