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Jamie Carragher says Liverpool may not move close to Lionel Messi and guidelines Manchester Town to signal him

‘I don’t think Liverpool will go anywhere near’: Jamie Carragher believes Lionel Messi wouldn’t suit Jurgen Klopp’s style of play as he tips Manchester City to bring the Barcelona star to the Premier League

  • Jamie Carragher says Liverpool won’t attempt to sign Lionel Messi this summer
  • He would love to see Messi in the Premier League but at Manchester City instead
  • Carragher believes that Messi’s style does not fit well with that of his former club

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says his old club will avoid signing Lionel Messi.

Carragher has said he would ‘love to see Messi in the Premier League’ but claims his style of play would not be suited to Jurgen Klopp‘s side.

The Sky Sport pundit believes the only destination from the Argentine in the English top-flight is Manchester City.

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool will avoid signing La Liga superstar Lionel Messi this summer

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool will avoid signing La Liga superstar Lionel Messi this summer

‘I hope so, I would love to see Messi in the Premier League,’ the former Red told Sky Sports when the attacking sensation would join the English top-flight. 

‘I want to watch him, I want to analyse him. The obvious place, the only place he can really go [in England] is Manchester City.

‘With the history he’s got with the manager [Pep Guardiola] and the financial clout the club have got.

Carragher believes that Messi's style does not fit well with that of his former club, Liverpool

 Carragher believes that Messi’s style does not fit well with that of his former club, Liverpool

Carragher would love to see Messi in the Premier League but at Manchester City instead

Carragher would love to see Messi in the Premier League but at Manchester City instead 

‘I don’t think Liverpool will go anywhere near that situation. Financially, number one, but also because of the way Liverpool play. They’re a lot more energetic maybe than City. City are more technical and that would suit Messi a bit more.

‘But how you get that deal across the line with the figures involved, I’m not too sure. It’s mind-boggling.’ 

As it stands, Manchester City are reportedly prepared to offer Barcelona £89.5million plus Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Eric Garcia for Messi

Should Messi agree terms with City, he will be reunited with Pep Guardiola following an incredible career at the Nou Camp – scoring an astonishing 634 goals and creating 285 assists in 731 appearances for the Spanish giants. 


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