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13th Apr 2017

One Manchester United legend makes Jamie Carragher’s dream XI

Gary Neville didn't make the team...

Robert Redmond

Jamie Carragher has selected his dream XI from footballers he played alongside at club and international level.

Carragher played 737 games for Liverpool between 1996 and 2013, and was part of the side that won the Champions League in 2005.

He also has 38 caps for England and played alongside some brilliant footballers.

Carragher was asked to select a team of his best teammates for Sky Sports show Fantasy Football Club, and opted for a former Manchester United player, but not his Sky colleague Gary Neville.

The former Liverpool defender chose David Beckham on the right side of midfield.

Carragher claims Beckham doesn’t get the credit he deserves.

“People sometimes dismiss him as a player and don’t put him in the category that I see him as a player,” he said.

“I think his right foot was as good as anything we’ve seen in the Premier League”

Carragher chose Pepe Reina to start in goal, saying his former Liverpool teammate was “by far” the best goalkeeper he played with at club level.

At right back, Markus Babbel, the former German international, gets the nod ahead of Neville and Steve Finnan. Ashley Cole is selected at left-back.

In central defence, Carragher chose Sami Hyypia, calling the former defender “one of the greatest signings” for both Liverpool and in the history of the Premier League.

John Terry was selected alongside him. Carragher called the Chelsea captain the “best centre-back I think we’ve seen in the Premier League era.”

In midfield, Carragher opted for Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard, with Beckham and J0hn Barnes on the wings.

Luis Suarez and Michael Owen start up front.

Carragher said Suarez is probably the “best centre forward in the world” and selected Owen ahead of Fernando Torres because of his goals in the 2001 FA Cup final.

And because Torres left in Chelsea in 2011.

Here’s Carragher’s XI: