Just three months after saying that Liverpool should sign Ross Barkley from Everton, Jamie Carragher says that the “one player” he thinks Liverpool should try and poach from the Blues is James McCarthy.
Carragher – a boyhood Evertonian – says that McCarthy is the perfect man to replace the dearly departed Steven Gerrard, saying that the Irishman is the complete midfielder.
“I love (James) McCarthy, I think he’s a brilliant player.” Carragher said.
“If there was one player I could take from Everton to Liverpool, it would be James McCarthy. I think he’s just got to add goals.
“Jordan Henderson was maybe at that stage a year ago, where you really like what you see but there could be a few more goals or assists to take him up another level.
“Even though James McCarthy plays a more defensive role, he’s shown he can get forward.
“He’s a complete midfield player – he works hard, he can tackle, he can pass. I think eventually he’ll be the captain there.”