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Harry Redknapp responds to Jamie Carragher’s claim about Gareth Bale

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher rates Gareth Bale highly, but what does Harry Redknapp think of the Wales international winger?

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher’s bold claim about Gareth Bale.

On Thursday evening, former Liverpool defender Carragher wrote on Kicca.com that ex-Tottenham star Bale could become the greatest British footballer of all time.

Carragher, who played for Liverpool his entire professional career and won the Champions League with the Reds in 2005, made his comments about the former Spurs man following Wales’ victory over Cyprus away from home on Thursday evening.

The Real Madrid winger scored the only goal of the Euro 2016 Group B qualifier at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, as Chris Coleman’s side won 1-0 and edged closer to qualification to the group stage of the prestigious competition.

Former Liverpool star Carragher was following the game, and this is what he wrote on Kicca.com: “Gareth Bale has put Wales on the verge of qualification tonight & if they pull it off & make Euro 2016 where would it put Bale when talking about the great British players of all time?

“He's already achieved an awful lot but if they qualify when other great Welsh players could never achieve it with their teams shows the accomplishment.

“2 PFA player of the year awards, vital goals in 2 cup finals for Real Madrid, taking Spurs to the Champions league & when he comes back to the Premier League if he could be successful in terms of winning titles & the CL we could be putting him right at the very top of that list of great British players of the past.”

Former West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers boss Redknapp, who managed Bale at Tottenham, has responded to Carragher’s bold claim about the Welshman on Twitter:

The win against Cyprus means that Wales are now at the top of Group B with 17 points from seven matches, three points clear of Belgium, who are second in the league standings at the moment.

Victory over Israel at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff on Sunday will seal qualification to the Euro 2016 group stage for Wales.

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