Liverpool hero gutted club didn’t get Arsenal ace

Jamie Carragher has revealed that he’s “disappointed” Liverpool missed out on Alexis Sanchez following his Premier League impact with Arsenal.

The Chilean attacker joined the Gunners over the summer in a £32m deal, and has already netted nine league goals – making him the third highest scorer in the division behind star strikers Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero of Chelsea and Manchester City respectively.

Sanchez was the Reds’ main transfer target over the summer when it became apparent that Luis Suarez was desperate to join Barcelona, but a deal could not be thrashed out due to Sanchez’s preference for a London club.

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Liverpool offered Barca more money for him and even attempted to sort out a swap deal involving Suarez and Alexis, yet the Gunners ultimately won the race.

And with the energetic forward having been in electric form, ‘Carra’ revealed his admiration for the player and said that he’s upset that he’s not wearing the red shirt of his Merseyside club.

When asked if he’s been impressed with Sanchez for his Sky Sports column, the former centre-back replied:

“Hugely, and I am just disappointed that he was not at Liverpool!

“He has come in and been brilliant for the Premier League. Arsene Wenger mentioned recently that he was in the red zone and I think that he has played more minutes and games this season than probably anyone in the league.

”But physically he looks like he can cope with the demands of the league. He was rested in midweek, and that is something Arsenal may have to look at as he has been a massive player for them and where would they be without him?”


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