Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has attempted to explain the thinking behind Steven Gerrard’s bizarre sending off against Manchester United this weekend, Sky Sports reports.
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With an analysis that does not exactly reflect well on the veteran Reds midfielder, Carragher says his old team-mate will have been frustrated at not being a part of the first-team this season, and with his colleagues’ display in the first half against United.
“He’s always been the man, the captain,” Carragher said. “There’s never been a case where he’s been out of the team and as soon as he’s fit he goes straight back in the team.
“Watching the first time from the bench, he’d have been disappointed. Liverpool weren’t playing well, they were losing but I think he’d have been watching players in his position, performing not great, and thinking: ‘Why am I not playing? Why am I not on that pitch?’
“There’s no doubt being a local player, the emotion of these occasions, the frustration coming into this game, has contributed to the moment of madness.
“But it’s a straight red there’s no arguments with that. You can’t do that on a football pitch, he’s been rightly given his marching orders.”