Jamie Carragher - King of the Liverpool pundits

Jamie Carragher Signing

Regardless of what English and International football coverage you tune in to, you'd be unlikely to switch on your TV without spotting a former Liverpool player giving their 'unbiased' analysis of the game.

Whether it be the ever so cynical Mark Lawrenson, slumped in his BBC chair, or Phil Thompson telling Sky Sports viewers why The Reds are the greatest team to ever walk the earth; the pre and post-match analysis can often descend into a Liverpool lovefest, intentional or not.

Jose Mourinho recently shared his thoughts on the overwhelming number of pundits who have an allegiance to Liverpool.

His somewhat witty remarks were seen by many as hitting the nail on the head; albeit rather hypocritically when you consider that Ruud Gullit, Glenn Hoddle, Ray Wilkins, Gianluca Vialli and Graeme Le Saux all feature across various sports networks.

Whilst the likes of Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp have long been gracing our screens, it is a more recent retiree who has appeared to break the mould.

Jamie Carragher's addition to the Sky Sports punditry has made for some extremely entertaining television this season. With the presence of his fellow analyser, Gary Neville, there is a real spice to the Sky Sports coverage.

These are two former players who wore their hearts on their sleeves when playing for their respective club's and neither one of them made no secret of their unconditional devotion to their team.

However, as pundits they (for the most part) manage to put aside their loyalties and, for all intents and purposes, come across as neutral.

The passion certainly remains, but it definitely appears more tongue-in-cheek than the one-eyed approach we get from some of the others.

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