'Don't understand': Jamie Carragher replies to annoyed Liverpool fan on Twitter
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'Don't understand': Jamie Carragher replies to annoyed Liverpool fan on Twitter

Jamie Carragher has hit back at a Liverpool fan on Twitter for not believing that Joe Fagan’s historic 1984 team progressed football when compared to the likes of Pep Guardiola.

Taking to social media, the Sky Sports pundit addressed a Reds supporter who asked Carragher why Liverpool’s treble-winning team from the 80s were not mentioned in a recent Telegraph column from the former defender.

The piece in question detailed why Guardiola’s current Manchester City team could go down in history as one of the few sides to have changed football forever, with Carragher also naming Arrigo Sacchi’s AC Milan and Johan Cruyff’s FC Barcelona ‘Dream Team’ in the same category.

Whilst all three teams have undisputedly changed football, one Liverpool fan on Twitter was amazed that Carragher hadn’t include Fagan’s 1984 side, with the former Anfield boss the first English manager to win three major trophies in a single season.

Carragher right for Twitter snap over Liverpool’s 1984 side

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Few would disagree over how dominant Liverpool and Fagan’s side were in 1984, yet when it comes the question on if that particular team evolved football and influenced the sport, it’s hard to find any convincing evidence that has led to Carragher’s latest Twitter argument.

As we know, Liverpool failed to retain any of their three trophies won in 1984 the following season as club captain Graeme Souness left for Sampdoria, leading to the Reds losing out on the title to Everton and the FA Cup to Manchester United, with Fagan himself retiring from football at the end of this season.

Indeed, a good case can be made that Fagan’s Liverpool was a side that won their success through sheer individual quality and a deep understanding of playing together for so long, yet in terms of evolving football as a sport, Jurgen Klopp himself could have a better argument than the Boot Room figure.

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