Remember how Carragher avoided a red card?

Sky Sport pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville talk about how influencing referees had helped them as former footballers diffuse potential tough situations.


Carragher mentioned he was avoided getting sent off as he talked his way out. The game between Liverpool and Manchester United on Monday night is keenly awaited, and both pundits shared former experienced playing in such high profile games.

Carragher said when both sides met in 2011, he avoided a red card when he was tackled Red Devils winger Nani.
“I was on favourable terms with the referee Phil Dowd. I got him on my own, pulled him and said ‘he just beat me with skills.’ Everyone is fighting and I got him over like an experienced pro. Did I think it was a red card at the time? Oh yeah. I’ve seen the reaction of all the players but like I said, I got Phil Dowd on his own, had a word with him and we came to some sort of a deal,” Carragher revealed.
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