Watch: Carragher reveals LFC made Ziege the Prem’s highest-paid player

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Jamie Carragher admits Liverpool‘s failure to build their squad as effectively as the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal cost the club in 2000s.

Speaking alongside Gary Neville on Sky Sports, Carragher discussed why Liverpool could not build on the success of seasons such as 2000-01 – which we recently dedicated a whole podcast episode to on The Broken Metatarsal – to compete on a regular basis for the Premier League title.

Neville admits United feared a Liverpool resurgence, saying: “Any time Liverpool won a trophy it annoyed us.”

But they both pick out a number of mistakes Liverpool then made in the transfer market, in terms of both incomings and outgoings, which stunted the Merseysiders, including Carragher’s scary revelation that they made Christian Ziege the highest-paid player in the Premier League.


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