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Pako Ayestaran Hails Jamie Carragher With Praise of Giorgio Chiellini

Pako Ayestaran Hails Jamie Carragher With Praise of Giorgio Chiellini

Pako Ayestaran hailed Jamie Carragher at the same time he praised Giorgio Chiellini after his commanding performance for Juventus against Monaco last night.

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:

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.

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