Jamie Carragher was so happy with the fact that Liverpool were able to earn a point against Arsenal on Sunday that he couldn't help but embarrass himself.
Taking to Twitter after the Anfield stalemate, the Sky Sports' presenter went out of his way to claim that Virgil van Dijk was 'far better' than Nemanja Vidic.
The ex-Liverpool centre-back wrote: 'VVD is far better than Vidic, who was a top CB, but have you forgot his performances against [Fernando] Torres?"
Manchester United fans had something to say about Carragher's recent social media activity, pointing out that Van Dijk has won the Premier League just once.
Carragher is drunk again.— Scott Button (@Scott_Button12) April 10, 2023
Vidic won player of the year twice in a year where Cristiano Ronaldo was his team mate…. And Ronaldo was widely regarded as the best player in the world, let alone the league at that point.
Van Disney isn’t near Vidic level. https://t.co/5357DWV1I8
Hats off to Carragher. He might be a genius— Ste Howson (@MrStephenHowson) April 10, 2023
Won’t call out Klopp so come out swinging today and made the conversation Vidic or Van Dijk.
But - it’s just a distraction from the fact Liverpool are going to finish lower than any of the failures United had the past decade. pic.twitter.com/hCuLr2OMV2
Jamie Carragher said few weeks ago that he’d replace Van Dijk in the current Liverpool team. Today he’s saying that Van Dijk is a better defender than Vidic, Rio and JT. 🤡. Talk about a clueless Person, it’s Jamie!— Felix Martins (@_martinezxx_) April 10, 2023
Nemanja Vidic beats Virgil Van Dijk in the Premier League for the following statistics:— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) April 10, 2023
Tackle win rate
Errors leading to goals
Last man Tackles
Player of the Season
Not a fair comparison. 🐭 pic.twitter.com/8TfdQc51K7
Torres scored 3 goals in 15 games against Vidic.— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) April 10, 2023
Recency bias is so real, real ones don’t forget how good Vidic was 😂 https://t.co/kN2rhFvKIn
VVD is far better than Vidic, who was a top CB, but have you forgot his performances against Torres?— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 10, 2023
Rio & JT had poor seasons in their career like all players, VVD is having one now.
No CB in the PL era has ever had VVD’s impact on a team. https://t.co/rZ7vfHRN7d