This is a bit of a rogue shout, isn’t it Jamie?!
Our former central defender reckons the imminent James Milner signing is a very good one, but has also gone as far to suggest that the Manchester City and England man could take Steven Gerrard’s full-time captaincy ahead of Jordan Henderson.
Henderson’s been seemingly nailed on to get the skipper’s armband after borrowing it successfully from Gerrard in the departing 35-year-old’s absence this term just gone – but Carragher thinks the captaincy offer could have persuaded him to join Anfield.
He also claimed that Milner’s best position is the same as Henderson’s, tucked in from the right in the middle – while congratulating the player for moving clubs for first-team football over trophies.
Here’s what Carragher wrote on his Kicca page earlier today…
Thoughts, Reds? Has Carragher got it spot on?
“The news of the likely arrival of James Milner at Liverpool throws up a few questions, I think it’s a very good signing a free transfer who can play in a few positions & got great experience.
“A good character which you can see from the fact he’s left Man City in the Champions League for Liverpool shows that regular starts mean more to him at this time than being a squad player with more chance of picking up trophies at City. Brendan Rodgers will have spoken to him about where he sees him fitting in but he’s very similar to Jordan Henderson & I have no doubt one reason he’s joining is to play in a more central role rather than out wide.
“Could Milner play a holding role? Maybe but I don’t think that’s what suits him, his main strength is his engine which could suit him & Jordan to both play alongside a holding midfielder (Can?) but his best position is tucked in from the right in a central role which is also Jordan Henderson’s so it’ll be interesting how those two fit into next years midfield set up.
“Also the fact that Brendan Rodgers wouldn’t confirm Jordan Henderson as this seasons captain even though he was captain in Gerrard’s absence last season makes me think him & Milner could be competing for the armband! Was that another thing that enticed Milner to join? A few thoughts on the subject but all in all I think it’s a good signing & glad he’ll be wearing the red of LFC hopefully when it’s confirmed in the next week or so.”