Jamie Carragher: Old Firm atmosphere most appealing to me
Jamie Carragher has told Gary Neville that the atmosphere generated during Rangers v Celtic games is second to none in world football.
Carragher and Neville, who are seen frequently on Sky Sports, appeared on the recent episode of The Overlap.
Neville asked Carragher about the atmosphere of which fixture appealed to him the most, and the former Liverpool man answered without a moment’s hesitation.
“The Glasgow derby,” he said.
“I have a theory about Scottish managers being amazing, so Ferguson, Matt Busby, Shankly and Jock Stein. I think there is something in the Scottish voice that you like listening to it and it scares people. There is something about when they speak, you listen.”
It’s refreshing to see Carragher mention Scottish football in his answer, as one would expect him to go for the generic Manchester United against Liverpool clash.
However, the way the stadiums are built in Scotland, along with the tribal nature of Glasgow, few sights in the world are more daunting than an Old Firm derby.
There have to be police setups planned weeks in advance for this game as one knows how ugly things can get if situations get out of hand.
For the past few years, the Gers were living behind Celtic and that is precisely why winning number 55 was so important.
All credit must be given to Steven Gerrard to change the mentality inside the dressing room and get Ibrox rocking once again.
Hopefully, the Gers deliver back-to-back league wins but this time it will be in front of a full house at Ibrox and one can’t even fathom how deafening things might get inside.
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