Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher pens a column in the Mail and he has used his Saturday piece to take issue with Sir Alex Ferguson and his book.
As has been well commented on, former Manchester United boss Ferguson has raised eyebrows with his criticism of Liverpool pair Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.
Reds' boss Brendan Rodgers hit out at Ferguson on Friday and now Carragher has taken up the baton.
Carragher revealed he received a letter from Ferguson in the week of his own retirement and admits to being "humbled" by it.
He also adds that certain parts of the Scot’s book are correct in their assessment of Liverpool, but he has taken issue with regards to his comments on Gerrard.
The reference to Steven Gerrard not being ‘a top, top player’. I found that outrageous. He won a Champions League final almost single-handedly in 2005. I didn’t see anyone do that for Ferguson on the two occasions Manchester United won it, 1999 and 2008.
Ferguson’s opinion is authoritative but I’d love to know who he does class as a ‘top, top player’; he says Stevie never got a kick against Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, but I don’t remember that to be the case. What I do remember is Stevie scoring big goals against United—like the League Cup final in 2003—and setting up winning goals for Danny Murphy at Old Trafford.
I remember Stevie’s energy, desire and talent rattling United when we played them.