Virgil van Dijk and Gary Neville laugh at Jamie Carragher making Liverpool squad

Virgil van Dijk and Gary Neville laughed at the prospect of Jamie Carragher getting into Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool squad.

Neville couldn't resist asking Van Dijk about Reds legend and his Sky Sports co-pundit Carragher during an appearance on his YouTube series The Overlap. The ex-Manchester United defender questioned: "Would Jamie Carragher get into the current Liverpool squad?"

Van Dijk replied: "Like the squad or like the 11?" Neville said: "You're not having him in the 11 are you?" To which Van Dijk brutally asserted: "Not even in the full squad, the first 20. He will be in the stands."

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The pair burst out into laughter before Neville added: "You mean that as well don't you." Van Dijk then flipped the question around to Neville, who said: "Yeah I agree with you. I think Matip, Konate – he [Carragher] had a spirit, a fight."

Van Dijk continued: "Wait a sec, you have to really think about it now. You have two centre-backs playing, hopefully I'm playing and then Joe Gomez now. So you have Matip and Konate – you're not gonna put a third centre-back on."

Neville responded: "No, but do you think he'd get in front of them, do you think he'd get in the squad?"

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Once and for all, Van Dijk declared: "No, and I'm that serious about that. He played many, many games for Liverpool and I think – I would say the modern game, I think Matip and Konate would be ahead of him."

Neville suggested: "You know one thing as well, I'll tell you one thing he couldn't do. He couldn't play high up the pitch where you play. He'd have you back behind the Kop, he'd have you in the car park."

Their laughter-filled exchange was noted by Carragher, who responded on Twitter. He posted a graphic showing the goalkeepers with the most clean sheets for Liverpool in their first 200 appearances.

Top of the list is his former team-mate Pepe Reina on 102, while Van Dijk's colleague Alisson sits fourth on 90 behind Ray Clemence (99) and Bruce Grobbelaar (95).


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