Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher has revealed that he believes former Chelsea captain John Terry was a better player than him during their playing days.
The duo, who played together for England on several occasions, spent a combined total of playing at Premier League level for 36 years before hanging up their boots, with Carragher calling time on his playing days in 2013 and Terry four years later in 2017.
Since making the decisions to hang up their boots, both Carragher and Terry have taken up different ventures, with the former becoming a popular pundit for Sky Sports whilst Terry has gone into the world of coaching.
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Now, Carragher has delivered his verdict on Terry’s playing career, insisting that he was a “better version” of himself, though the pair will go down as two of the best centre-backs to have graced the Premier League.
“Basically, John Terry was a better version of me, bigger, more powerful and had better quality on the ball than me,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “He was also a great passer of the ball.
“I think John Terry was one who, when you trained with him, went up a level in your own mind about how good a player he was. You knew he was a great player.
“Technically, with the ball, he was a lot better than anyone ever gave him credit for.
“There was always this talk about John Terry being this man who would put his head and his body in front of anything, and he would, and we would talk about Rio Ferdinand being the player who was great on the ball.
“Where as, we forget that Rio was a great defender and we forget that John Terry was great on the ball.
“John Terry could pass the ball 60 or 70 yards on his left-foot. The best ball-playing centre-back you could ever think of would probably struggle to do that.
“John Terry was definitely one where you would think,…