Jamie Carragher has shared three hilarious texts that Gary Neville sent to him when he thought Liverpool were going to win the Premier League on Sunday.
Speaking to The Overlap, Neville predicted that Liverpool would lose the Champions League final this Saturday. In response, Carragher brought up the messages between the pair at the weekend.
“This has been going on all season, let me tell you this,” laughed Carra. “Liverpool played Chelsea second game of the season, he text me after the game, “Liverpool aren’t right, something’s not right, they’re not the same.” I tell you what we’ll do, let’s get the texts out from half-time (on Sunday).
“We’re going through the texts: “___ City, you do your job, you’ll win this,” said Carragher to laughs from the audience. “”_____ disaster of monstrous proportions.” The final one, “I’m ______ off if you win this.”
Defending his position, Neville said that he simply couldn’t comprehend the prospect of Liverpool winning the quadruple.
“At half-time I just thought you know what, they’re going to do it,” said Neville. “And this is just a disaster of monstrous proportions, I couldn’t get my head around it. At half-time I just thought oh my God.”
So close, yet so far
The reaction had Liverpool got themselves over the line on Sunday would have been something special.
Fans and pundits of rivals teams would surely have combusted from the sheer fury of Liverpool sealing the league title in such conditions.
As it was, it proved just a step too far for The Reds. It’s mightily frustrating to once again accrue over 90 points and still fail to lift the trophy at the end of it.
Having said that though, Liverpool fans everywhere should be proud regardless.
It wasn’t too long ago that Reds fans were in exactly the position that Neville finds himself in now. Having to see Manchester United win trophy after trophy and simply praying for their downfall seemed to be a never-ending nightmare.
Now, the shoe is on the other foot. Although Liverpool came up short this time, they’ll go again with the same quality next season. Meanwhile, United will have to pull out all the stops to try to get back into the Champions League.
Liverpool line up in Paris for a third final in five years on Saturday. On the other hand, it’s now 11 years since United last took part in the biggest game in club football.
The way things are going, Carragher might have to expect a few more of those texts from his partner in crime until his club find their way back to Liverpool’s level.