Liverpool legend claims he isn’t nervous of Spurs and Ajax were ‘much better’

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed that he is not going into the Champions League final nervous with Tottenham Hotspur as their opponents.

Carragher was part of the Liverpool side which lifted the European trophy against AC Milan in Istanbul in 2005 and believes that if Jurgen Klopp’s side play well, they will be victorious in Madrid.

The Sky Sports pundit revealed that he closely watched Tottenham in both of their legs against Ajax and claimed that the Dutch side were the better team across both matches and were unlucky not to progress.

Ajax raced to a 3-0 aggregate lead before half time in the second leg in Amsterdam, only for a second half hat-trick from Lucas Moura to complete a stunning comeback.

Carragher does hold some concern that Spurs could be a surprise package and come away from the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium with their first European Cup win.

Liverpool made it to the final last season before losing to a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid.

He told The Anfield Wrap: “I’ve watched Tottenham in the two semi finals a lot in the role that I have at Sky and if Liverpool play well, they’ll win. 

“I’m convinced of that really. 

“I’m not going into it massively nervous of the opposition. 

“I actually think Ajax were much better than Tottenham over the two legs and were unfortunate not to get through. 

“My only worry is, are Tottenham going to do a Liverpool 2005, a Chelsea 2012 at Bayern Munich, where they’re not a great team or in great form but they just find a way and things are happening for them.

“It could be that special year for them, it could be. 

“But you could argue what happened with us and Barcelona we’re in the same sort of boat.”


Jamie Carragher’s comments are nothing short of disrespectful and are likely planned to try and cause a reaction from Spurs fans and potentially Mauricio Pochettino.

Liverpool always seem to think that they have a God-given right to success and Spurs will be looking to ensure they finish the season without a trophy after bottling their Premier League lead over Manchester City.

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  1. Just stating the obvious isn’t he? Not sure we should get offended by these comments. We are the underdog but on the day anything can happen and hopefully we will show them what we are made of.


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