Great to some might mean Maldini and Cafu level, which dwarfs Carra comparatively.
We set our own bar. I could set great to be such a high bar that only two players to me are great - Pele and Maradona. Forget Eusebio, Zatlan, Maldini, Cryuff, Backenbauer, Ronaldo, and Messi etc. Or I could push the bar even higher - I've never seen a great football player before. Even Maradona and Pele weren't that good.
Whether it's fair, that's another question. It's everybody's right to draw their own boundaries whichever way they like.
I'd include Carra as a club great. As long as you make it into our museum, I'd consider you to be great. And because you played 800 games for us.
We’re not comparing Carra to Maldini, Cafu, etc we’re talking about what service he gave LFC, of course he wasn’t as good as those world beaters but he was good & great enough to play 737 times for Liverpool FC, spanning 17 years, 149 of those were in European competition a club record, he was vice captain for 10 years and but for managerial choices would no doubt have been Captain,
I can’t believe some so called Liverpool fans are so dismissive of one of our most passionate players in recent times, had he been born 10 years later he’d be at the centre of our defence with Virgil(possibly) and we’d all be waxing lyrical about the best CB pairing since Hansen & Lawrenson/ Gillespie,
What type of player do you want most in a Liverpool side ?
You want someone who has Liverpool blood running through him, a proper Scouser who knows what it means to pull that Red shirt over his head, knows what it means to Play in front of fellow red Scousers, with a few Scots chucked in as well, you had all that and more in Carra, but apparently that doesn’t matter anymore, yeah, well good luck saying that in the Sandon .
“We all dream of a team of Carraghers”
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