Reina responds to Van Dijk claiming Carragher wouldn’t make LFC first-XI

Virgil van Dijk sparked a heated debate online when he suggested legendary Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher would not be in the Reds squad as he currently is with Jurgen Klopp.

The Scouser made light of the matter on Twitter, noting the time he was part of a side that beat Real Madrid 5-0 on aggregate, before the Merseysiders’ round of 16 clash with Los Blancos.

Another former Pepe Reina player has weighed in, clarifying that his former teammate would surely have been in the team ‘at least’, if not in the first XI.

There is no doubt in our minds that our talisman No.4 was protecting his teammates from the center half when he made his statement.

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Although the likes of Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, and Joel Matip are all phenomenal defenders in their day, it simply can’t be argued that Carragher, at the absolute peak of his powers, would make the current team as an absolute minimum.

We would have loved to witness what a partnership made up of the Sky Sports pundit and Van Dijk would have looked like.

Hopefully the Dutchman can meet the 44-year-old’s challenge and set the scoreboard with two strong performances against the reigning European champions.

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