Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and The Premier League's Most Overrated Players Part One

Almost 500 appearances for Liverpool and a decent haul of England caps, Jamie Carragher is a vastly overrated footballer. He's not alone though, there are loads more for Stoke City, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers...
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Almost 500 appearances for Liverpool and a decent haul of England caps, Jamie Carragher is a vastly overrated footballer. He's not alone though, there are loads more for Stoke City, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers...

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Almost 500 appearances for Liverpool and a decent haul of England caps, Jamie Carragher is a vastly overrated footballer. He's not alone though, there are loads more for Stoke City, Aston Villa, Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers...

Jamie Carragher

For a man who is fast approaching 500 appearances for Liverpool, you would think I’d be more likely to be singing his praises rather than laughing at his consistent ability to be Liverpool’s worst defender. However, that’s not the case.

“Carra” has been loved by The Kop ever since he started playing for them in central midfield in 1996. Here, in lies the problem. Liverpool fans, as much as any supporters if not more, unconditionally love their own. Their inability to see the truth though, rather than their scouser reality, has often cost footballers playing time, or cost managers their job.

The reality is though, that Carragher is f****** s***. He’s slow, mistake prone, lacks technical ability and tries too hard. He’s just lucky he’s been carried by good centre backs all his career.

38 England caps. A few of those are from f****** right back as well.

Rory Delap

I’m happy to stick my neck out and say this guy is in the top ten worst “footballers” to play in the Premier League.

A midfielder by trade, but a slingshot in reality, Delap doesn’t do much. What he does do though is run about a fair bit and look like he is doing something, where as in reality he is doing next to f*** all but just preparing his arms for the next  f****** launch into the box.

Maybe, if he had learnt how to pass and where to position himself then he wouldn’t be on this list. Instead though, he’s probably got more assists with his hands rather than his feet.

He once received the Sir Stanley Matthews Potteries Footballer of the Year in 2009. Absolutely ridiculous.

11 Irish caps and over 300 Premier League appearances.

Emile Heskey

The name has become used as a byword for s*** player in recent years, especially onFIFA.

Before this though, Heskey had already broken Liverpool’s transfer record when he was signed for 11 million pounds on the 20 March, 2000. He even makes Andy Carroll seem like reasonable business.

But why has Heskey been able to do this. Firstly, as with many others on this list he started his career young; secondly he’s always been in the Premier League and so has always been seen as a “Premier League striker”, which is f****** nonsense; thirdly, he’s English; fourthly, he runs about a bit which gained him the reputation as a “trier”, and fifthly he is seen as not the goalscorer but the one who allows the goalscorer to score.

Apparently his ability to distract is worth 541 first team appearances and 62 appearances for England.

Heskey had already broken Liverpool’s transfer record when he was signed for 11 million pounds on the 20 March, 2000. He even makes Andy Carroll seem like reasonable business.

Cameron Jerome

Yes, he is tall. Yes, he is reasonably fast. Yes, he is a f****** terrible player. So why the f*** is this fella still in the top flight? Either Tony Pulis really does have a sense of humour (and a soul) and that nose eyebrow thing was drawn on all along or it highlights the idiocy which is still rife in football.

The fact that Jerome’s whole career has been based around when he started out at Cardiff and scored roughly one in three is also f****** mental. Are coaches and scouts really looking at this guy and thinking he was decent once, that means he will be really good for us and worth this 4 million(what Stoke paid in the summer) that we are spending on him. Billy Beane complained that his scouts were picking players on the fact that they looked like athletes rather than their ability on the field. Jerome is the epitome of this.

He is also the worst finisher I’ve ever seen. So why the f*** is he played up front?

Paul Robinson

He once played for England and he scored once for Spurs. Shame he is f****** s***. The guy is as incapable as anyone in goal. What redeems his career though is that he started at Leeds United very young. When players do this they gain reputations as being good teenagers, which of course means that they are good players. However, the reality is they are average teenagers who are appreciated by the fans which are then sold on and have the price tag behind them giving them a false sense of worth. England caps help his cause as well.

He hasn’t been helped this season by a poor defence in front of him, but it only serves to highlight how s*** he is rather than protect him and any other potential buyers from his true ability.

2 clean sheets all season.

Statistics from whoscored.com

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