Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher asked about best ever defender in Premier League

Carragher Defends

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher comments on the best ever defender in the Premier League.

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher is one of the greatest footballers of all time.

The 36-year-old played for the Reds his entire career and established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League.

But is Carragher the greatest defender to have ever played in the Premier League?

Carragher is a very modest person and he was clearly joking in the aforementioned Twitter.

However, the former England international’s comment about Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany does raise the question if he is indeed the best in the Premier League.

The Belgium international is certainly one of the best centre-backs in the world, but there is a certain John Terry of Chelsea who deserves to be nominated as one of the best central defender to have ever featured in the Premier League.

Below are the stats of the two players since the 2011-12 season:

  Total PassAccurate PassDuel WonDuel LostTotal TackleWon TackleError Lead To GoalError Lead To ShotAppearancesMins Played
Vincent Kompany 4,399 3,867 371 206 192 146 2 2 91 7,918
John Terry 4,349 3,929 352 170 107 75 3 6 85 7,340

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