'He was meant to be at Liverpool' - Jamie Carragher bemoans Leeds transfer from 2001
Jamie Carragher has claimed that he never got used to seeing Robbie Fowler in a Leeds United kit.
The former Liverpool striker, who was teammates with the renowned pundit during his time at Anfield, joined the Whites in 2001 for a substantial fee of around £15 million.
But Carragher has admitted that he couldn’t get his head around seeing his old colleague in anything other than the red of the Kopites.
Speaking on his personal Instagram account during a conversation with Tim Cahill, he said: “I always used to look at Baresi or Maldini, heroes of mine, and you just see them in that [AC Milan] kit.
“I was sad when Raul left Real Madrid, because he just didn’t look right in another kit.
“Even Robbie Fowler, when he left Liverpool, and you see him in the Leeds kit – he was meant to be at Liverpool!”
To be fair to Carragher, you can see where’s coming from here.
Fowler made such a huge impact during his time at Liverpool, scoring 183 times in 369 games in front of the Kop, that it was always going to be hard to envisage him playing for anybody else.
When he did eventually move on, he was hamstring by injuries, and never really got properly up and running at Elland Road.
Even with 14 strikes in 31 outings – a wholly respectable record – he always felt like he was fighting an uphill battle, and just two years after he arrived, he left to join Manchester City.
Maybe that’s a large part of why Carragher struggles to get his head round it – we barely got to see him in a white shirt before he was on his way out of the club again.
It’s a real shame too, because if the circumstances had been different, and if he hadn’t had such a poor run of luck with his fitness, he had all the talent to do fantastic things at Elland Road.
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