Liverpool hero Carragher admits doubts over Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Liverpool legend commented on the Real Madrid forward's current situation.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has reservations over Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and his expected position change next season, the Daily Mail report.

The Portuguese winger just posted his best ever personal campaign, finding the net 61 times in all competitions and topping the La Liga scoring charts with 48 goals.

His recent hat-trick in Armenia for Portugal was his third in as many games and his fourth in seven outings, a quite stupendous record.

However, the 30-year-old’s bursting runs, mazy dribbles and 30-yard rockets are seemingly a thing of the past as the majority of his recent goals have been scored inside the box.

Given his age, Ronaldo is widely tipped to start next season as a number 9 striker rather than a left-winger, though renowned pundit Jamie Carragher doubts whether his impact will be the same.

"His best position is on the left and he’s shown that with the goals that he has scored. He scores 50 or 60 goals a season," the Reds favourite explained.

"I think occasionally, with Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson made him a centre-forward in some European games. It would be interesting but surely he can’t score more goals than he is now."

The former United star’s role at Madrid is also dependent on former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez and how he wishes to utilise his star-studded attack, especially Welsh international Gareth Bale.

If Ronaldo plays as a number nine, Bale can be moved back to his favoured left-wing position and James Rodriguez can be pushed out wide-right – but where does that then leave Karim Benzema?

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