Carragher is a bona fide Liverpool legend, having won the Champions League back in 2005, but it seems the current squad don’t think him to be above reproach, and Sturridge wasn’t shy in challenging the retired centre-back.
The incident happened recently, when Carragher and fellow legend Steven Gerrard joined up with the current squad for an exhibition match in Australia against Sydney FC.
Carragher played alongside Sturridge during his final season at Anfield, but has been critical of the England forward since taking up his role as a Sky Sports analyst.
Speaking to This is Anfield, via Sport Bible, Carragher explained: “As soon as I got on the plane, I could see Sturridge wasn’t his normal self with me. And he pulled me in Australia after the game, or at half time when we’d come off
“He said ‘why did you say they should sell me?’. I said ‘ooh, fair enough!’ I thought ‘I’m not having you putting me on the back foot’ so I went straight back and said ‘well, what else can they do?!’
“He wasn’t too happy that I’d said that, but my point was that a player of his quality, you either play or you go.
“I was happy he said it. It’s fair enough; we give stick out, and plenty of praise too, so who are we to say that someone can’t have an opinion on us?
“If I was him, I wouldn’t want to be on the bench, and from Klopp’s point of view there is nobody else on the bench he could get money for, if he needed say £20m or £25m.
“Listen, you could still keep him. If Daniel Sturridge is happy playing 25 games next season, you are not going to get many sub strikers with his quality.
“But to be honest I’d seen Slaven Bilic speak about him towards the end of the season, so I thought ‘oh, he’ll end up at a West Ham or somewhere’. But you see his quality, it’s difficult to go and buy a striker with that.”
We have absolutely no idea where Sturridge will end up next season, but what do you think of the spat?
Does Sturridge have the right to question Carragher over his punditry, and was he right in his assertion that Liverpool should look to get rid this summer?
What do you think?
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