Jamie Carragher reveals he ‘enforced a strict voting rule’ in the Liverpool dressing room


  • The 45-year-old pundit shed light on how teams vote for the player of the year
  • He didn’t want any of Gerrard’s rivals to win the award instead of his team-mate
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Jamie Carragher has revealed a strict voting role he used to enforce in the Liverpool dressing room when he played.

The 45-year-old former defender-turned-pundit shed light on the PFA Player of the Year selection earlier this week.

Speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet, he responded to Ian Wright and Jill Scott‘s explanation of how they use to make their selections for the player of the year award.

‘I’d get the [PFA] forms [at Liverpool] and if I thought someone had a decent chance of winning something – Stevie [Gerrard], or Fernando Torres for player of the year – it would be like [in the changing room], ‘Well no one can vote for his rival!’, he said.

In response, Ian Wright described it as ‘disgraceful’ while Roy Keane said: ‘That’s childish, very immature. That’s not good.’

Jamie Carragher revealed the strict rule he used to enforce in the Liverpool dressing room

Jamie Carragher revealed the strict rule he used to enforce in the Liverpool dressing room

‘I’d make sure of that! I’d tell players you can’t vote for him!’ 

Yesterday, Carragher dubbed Everton owner Farhad Moshiri one of England’s ‘worst ever club owners’ and called his legacy a ‘shambles’ in the wake of fresh breaches by the Toffees of the Premier League‘s spending regulations.

Only one Liverpool player even won the award while Carragher was at Liverpool, and that was Gerrard who took the prize in 2005.

The England international made 508 appearances for the Reds in a career that spanned 17 years.

Man City’s Erling Haaland won the PFA Player of the Year award, but there was great controversy as to whether he should have won the 2023 FIFA Best Player.

Lionel Messi ended up winning the award after his World Cup winning season, but Haaland’s record 52 goal scoring season was overlooked.

Steven Gerrard was the only Liverpool player to win the award during Carragher's time there

Steven Gerrard was the only Liverpool player to win the award during Carragher’s time there

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The Norwegian also recorded the most goals and assists ever – at 44 – in a 38-game Premier League season. 

Many fans felt it was unfair also given the fact he won the treble with City, in comparison to Messi’s whose greatest club achievement was winning Ligue 1. 

Elsewhere in the awards, Messi became the first player in the history of football to be included in the World XI of the year for 17 consecutive seasons. 

Jamie Carragher was speaking on the Stick to Football podcast, brought to you by Sky Bet.



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