Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was like a kid in a sweet shop on Tuesday night, having been given a chance to brutally troll Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel.
Speaking ahead of CBS Sports’ coverage of Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund, Carragher was evidently still revelling in Liverpool’s astonishing 7-0 mauling of Manchester United on Sunday.
Appearing in the studio alongside former Man City right-back Micah Richards and Arsenal icon Thierry Henry, Carragher might have thought he wouldn’t get a chance to gloat – until they went to Schmeichel, appearing via video link pitchside at Stamford Bridge.
“Peter, we’re getting to that stage now with the Champions League where we’re getting into March, the seventh of March, for me it feels really important now,” Carragher began, with a not-so-subtly placed can of 7Up on his desk.
“These games are cut-throat, as I said, into March on the seventh, how important does it feel being at the Bridge?”
“Jamie we can’t hear you, we can see that you’re talking but we can’t hear you,” responded Schmeichel.
Carragher continued looking for a bite: “Jude Bellingham’s there, he’s a superstar, we feel he’s going to move on in the summer, what type of price tag are we talking about? We feel it will have to start with a seven and you go from there?
“Peter you’re going to be at AC Milan tomorrow, how big a problem would that be if they go out of the Champions League? We are talking about the seven-time winners, I mean seven times winning the Champions League.”
Schmeichel eventually bit, with a pretty good retort – “Oh I see what he’s doing. Are we seven points ahead of you?”
The former United goalkeeper eventually gave his take on his old club’s record Premier League defeat.
“It wasn’t great for me, I have to say,” he said. “I’ve been trying to make sense of it, I’ve still got absolutely no idea how that happened.
“Ten Hag said it was embarrassing, unprofessional and it can never happen again, and I hope he’s right.”
7️⃣0️⃣M for Jude
7️⃣ times CL 🏆Milan @Pschmeichel1 😂😂
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) March 7, 2023