Jamie Carragher: Why Liverpool reminded me of Red Arrows
Jamie Carragher runs rule over Liverpool's performance at The Etihad
Jamie Carragher has likened Liverpool to the Red Arrows after the Reds legend hailed his former club’s 4-1 victory over Manchester City at The Etihad on Saturday.
Liverpool made the breakthrough in the seventh minute after Eliaquim Mangala deflected Roberto Firmino’s cross past City goalkeeper Joe Hart.
Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino handed Liverpool a 3-0 lead after 32 minutes before Sergio Aguero offered the Citizens some hope before half-time.
Liverpool centre-half Martin Skrtel sealed three points with a brilliant volley to leave the Reds in ninth place in the Premier League table.
And Carragher, who was part of the Liverpool first-team between 1997 and 2013, claimed that Jurgen Klopp masterminded the Merseyside outfit’s best away performance in the Premier League era.
“The first 35 minutes was a good as anything I can remember,” said Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
“Not just from Jurgen Klopp but any Liverpool team in the Premier LEague, especially going away to a big team.
“For Liverpool supporters in their 40s or 50s, that run is Ian Rush running onto a Kenny Dalglish or a Jan Molby pass.
“It was like the red arrows watching Liverpool. Those runs, going through people all the time.”
Carragher was part of Rafael Benitez’s side that were famously 4-1 winners against Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2009.
The retired England defender was also a member of Gerard Houllier’s side that were 4-0 winners against Leeds United en route to a second-place finish in 2002.