Liverpool legend John Barnes has accused Jamie Carragher of being a fanboy after the former Manchester City defender criticised Jurgen Klopp’s side. The pair were discussing Liverpool’s 2-1 win over their old club on Sunday when they got into an argument, with Carragher saying there was no way he would have ever managed to beat them playing for his current club in the Premier League.

John Barnes has disagreed with Jamie Carragher over Liverpool vs Manchester City claim. Barnes believes that Liverpool will win the match and also said that he would rather be a fan of Man United than Liverpool. Read more in detail here: manchester city vs liverpool.

John Barnes disagrees with Jamie Carragher over Liverpool vs Manchester City claim

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Liverpool versus Manchester City is regarded as the finest current English football rivalry (Photo: Getty)

John Barnes has chimed in on the discussion over whether Liverpool’s rivalry with Manchester City is the greatest in Premier League history.

‘This Man City Liverpool rivalry is the greatest we’ve ever had in English football!!’ Jamie Carragher, a former Reds defender turned commentator, said before of last Sunday’s dramatic showdown between the two clubs. We’ve never seen the world’s two top teams and managers go head-to-head before.’

These remarks have gotten a lot of attention, with everyone from players to analysts to even Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola weighing in on the matter.

Barnes, a Liverpool great, has now spoken out on the subject, telling BonusCodeBets: ‘Manchester City versus Liverpool isn’t the greatest rivalry in Premier League history, despite Jamie Carragher’s opinion.

At the very least, not right now. Especially when you consider Arsène Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson’s rivalry with Arsenal and Manchester United throughout the years.’

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John Barnes was a ten-year Liverpool player (Photo: Getty)

When it comes to the biggest club rivalries in England, Liverpool versus Manchester United and Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur are often mentioned, but when it comes to managerial fights, Wenger vs Ferguson commonly reigns supreme, with the Frenchman and the Scotsman’s struggle spanning from 1996 to 2013.

While never historically major rivals, Liverpool and City have emerged as the two most dominating teams in the league since 2017, winning every Premier League championship and a slew of other trophies in the process, with the two clubs likely to go to the wire again this season.

Klopp and Guardiola, on the other hand, have been ‘friendly’ opponents for a longer time, having first met in the Bundesliga in 2013 as the managers of Der Klassiker rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.

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Barnes, on the other hand, believes that the rivalry will eventually grow to be as huge as Wenger and Ferguson’s.

‘If you look at the last three years, City against Liverpool is without a doubt the best rivalry. The rivalry didn’t exist when Jürgen Klopp initially arrived seven years ago, so it’s just evolved in the past three years. If things keep going this way, it might easily become the best ever.

‘It’s simply too early to declare this [Liverpool and City] the best when you consider what Wenger and Ferguson went through together.’

The Liverpool-City rivalry will continue at Wembley on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final.

MORE: Pep Guardiola updates Kevin de Bruyne and Kyle Walker’s injuries before of the Liverpool match

MORE: Steven Gerrard weighs in on the discussion between Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez, naming the latter as his greatest Liverpool teammate.

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