Former Liverpool defender and now Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher isn’t shy in holding back his true – and at times controversial – thoughts on the beautiful game.
The 36-year-old former defender was born on Merseyside, and went on to represent the red side of Liverpool from 1997 to the day he retired in 2013.
Despite being an ardent Liverpool player during his time at the club who would time and time again put his body on the line for the team, he was indeed an Everton fan as a child – reportedly similar to other club legends Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler.
Jamie Carragher was originally signed as a youth player by Liverpool, though he did spend a year at the Toffees School of Excellence aged 11.
He later returned to the Liverpool academy, and acknowledged the help he, his family and friends received from the club – revealing it as the reason he has now fully converted into a Red.
“I was a massive Everton fan as a kid and I obviously went to Liverpool. But how would I know as a kid that I would play for Liverpool?” He was quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“What Liverpool did for me and my family and friends I could never go back to supporting Everton.”
On the pitch, both teams are enjoying a fabulous campaign by their own standards.
Liverpool are three games away from lifting their first Premier League title in 24 years and face Chelsea in a crunch top of the table clash at Anfield this weekend.
Everton, on the other hand, have exceeded all expectations in Roberto Martinez’s debut season and find themselves one point behind Arsenal in the race for fourth place and that final Champions League spot.