Liverpool legend defender Jamie Carragher covered Virgil Pandayjk, who has been sluggish recently.
Liverpool drew 2-2 in the 30th round of the 2022/23 season Premier League against Arsenal held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 10th (Korean time).
Liverpool, who gave up the opening goal to Gabriel Martinelli in the 8th minute of the first half, conceded an additional goal to Gabriel Jesus in the 28th minute of the first half. However, Mohamed Salah’s pursuit goal in the 42nd minute of the first half and Roberto Firmino’s equalizer in the 42nd minute of the second half resulted in a dramatic draw.
Liverpool, who added one point, maintained 8th place in the league (12 wins, 8 draws, 9 losses, 44 points).
Pandayk, who started as a central center back on this day, showed a disappointing defense in the first goal conceded scene. He failed to properly kick Martin Odegor’s penetrating pass, and the ball was connected to Martinelli.
Martinelli could not even stop the movement of digging into the box. The conceding scene came from an obvious mistake by Pandayk.
Pandayk, who once ranked second in the Ballon d’Or, began to gradually decline in form from last season, and has not regained his former form this season.
However, Liverpool legend Carragher still wrapped Pandayk as a great defender.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Carragher said, “Pandejk is sluggish? Still better than Nemanja Vidic. Did you forget Vidic played against Fernando Torres at Manchester United?” 메이저사이트
Vidic, who was Manchester United’s best centre-back, was beaten badly by Torres in the 2008/09 season against Liverpool. Torres equalized after Vidic’s mistake, and was sent off after trying to block Steven Gerrard, who received Torres’ pass. As a result, Manchester United suffered a 1-4 defeat.
In addition, Carragher claimed that “no center back in the Premier League has shown as much influence as Pan Dyk. Before that, a center back has never been mentioned as the best player in the world”, claiming that the impression he had made was great.
He said, “John Terry and Rio Ferdinand also had bad seasons. Pandayk has been the best player in the league with Kevin Debrawiner for the past four years. This fact shows the level of Pandayk well.”