Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher takes to Twitter to dispel long-standing myth

Former Liverpool football player Jamie Carragher sits ringside before the WBC Cruiserweight match between Tony Bellew of England and BJ Flores of USA during Boxing at Echo Arena on October...

The former Reds star went against the notion that he recommended Dejan Lovren to Liverpool.

Jamie Carragher of England looks on during the International U17 Friendly match between England U17 and Germany U17 at the New York Stadium on November 20, 2015 in Rotherham, England.

Reds legend Jamie Carragher took to Twitter last night to dispel the myth that he recommended Dejan Lovren as a good signing for his former club.

The Croatian has come in for fierce criticism following a succession of poor displays so far this season, particularly for his woeful showing for Liverpool against Tottenham on Sunday, when he was hooked after just 31 minutes.

The 28-year-old moved to Anfield from Southampton in July 2014, for a fee believed to be in the region of £20 million, and has earned mixed reviews for his performances during his time on Merseyside.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool walks off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Carragher though, who made 737 appearances for the Reds during a 19-year spell at Anfield, is obviously not a fan of Lovren, and took to Twitter last night to clarify his stance on rumours that he recommended the Croatian as a good signing to Liverpool:

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Lovren was brought to the club by then manager Brendan Rodgers, so it is unclear whether Jürgen Klopp rates him as a player.

What is certain, however, is that Liverpool's recent defensive performances will be unsustainable, if they are serious about challenging for major honours on all fronts this term.

And the 28-year-old's future at Anfield is clearly hanging in the balance.

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