Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher joked, in a Twitter conversation with Rio Ferdinand, that he may still be haunted by Thierry Henry’s performances against him at Anfield.
During Chelsea’s win against Leicester City on Wednesday, Ferdinand stated that dragging Chelsea’s centre-backs out wide was key to causing them problems.
@rioferdy5 maybe I’m still scarred by getting dragged wide by Henry at Anfield.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 29, 2015
Carragher responded to the former Manchester United man, admitting that Ferdinand’s theory was applicable to all central defenders and cited Henry’s sensational displays against Liverpool, and him in particular, as the reason for this.
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During his years at the club, there were a number central defenders Henry always got the better of, regardless of their quality and stature in the game. Equally, defenders such as Joseph Yobo at Everton, who were not regarded as all-time greats, often kept the Frenchman quiet in their personal duels.
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For Carragher however, the image of Henry slicing through the Liverpool defence and leaving him stumbling across the floor in our infamous 4-2 at Highbury will always remain.