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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher explains his 'silence' during commentary of Manchester Derby

Jamie Carragher has been interrogated by Twitter users over his ‘silence’ during Sky Sports’ commentary service during the Manchester Derby.

The Scouser was part of the television broadcaster’s commentary team for the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.

However, some fans on social media noticed that he was not to be heard during the final minutes of the game as he was when he called Mohamed Salah a “little dancer” when Liverpool sunk Spurs at Anfield.

Responding to interrogators on Twitter, Carragher said: “In that role, you leave the commentary position on 80 mins to try & get a player to go through something on the touchscreen in the tunnel. City declined!”

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When asked why he didn’t do the same when Liverpool beat Spurs, he replied: “Because the game was still in the balance & with no match winner at that stage there was no one to go through the defining moment with on the touchscreen!!”

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With City emerging from the fray at Old Trafford victorious, they have won their game in hand and will remain at the top of the table until the end of the season unless Liverpool can win more points than them.

If there is another twist in the title race and the Reds are named Champions of England, it will likely go down as one of the best title races of all time.

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As thing stand, however, Liverpool will likely end the season with 97 points and still not win the title.

While that will be a heartbreaking end to the season, it still has to be said that this is the best league season the Anfield outfit has enjoyed in terms of points won.

The only team that will have beaten the Reds if they end with 97 points will be Manchester City this year and last.

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Klopp and co do still have a Champions League semi final to look forward to.

Barcelona will be concerned about coming up against a fired up Liverpool team that will be aware that their best chance of silverware is now the European Cup.

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