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10 Premier League stars that grew up supporting rival English clubs

  • Some players even supported their derby rivals as a kid
Rohith Nair
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Modified 19 Dec 2019, 11:19 IST

#4 Jamie Carragher: Everton

Everton v Liverpool - Premier League
Jamie Carragher was a schoolboy Everton fan

As a bus with the Liverpool squad made its way back to Melwood in 1996, they tuned in to the radio that had the live commentary from a game between Stockport and Everton. Stockport were leading 1-0, much to the joy of many in the bus when Everton equalised and one Liverpool player yelled in delight.

"Get in!"

"Who the f*** was that?" shouted first-team coach Ronnie Moran.

Jamie Carragher was soon told that he had to start behaving like a Liverpool player even though he grew up supporting Everton.

The centre-back would go on to make 737 appearances over 17 seasons at Anfield, the archetypal one-club man who made his debut and retired at the same club.

But deep down, he was always an Evertonian at heart. And he did score for the Toffees when he had the chance in a testimonial game. Although he was in the Reds team, he stepped up to take a 'penalty' for Everton.

Published 01 Nov 2017, 20:28 IST
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