Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher Mentions Didier Drogba As One Of The Toughest Strikers He Faced. He Can Never Forget His 2006 Wonder Goal

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Chelsea and Liverpool had a very strong rivalry between 2004 and 2012, and the Reds were high among Chelsea fans hate list.

The rivalry isn’t as strong as it used to be, as the two clubs never had it easy playing against each other in the league, the cup games and especially the Champions League.

While Chelsea fans will never forget the ghost goal scored by Luis Garcia (wishing there was VAR at the time), Liverpool fans will also never forget the Steven Gerrard slip that cost them the title.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba had some tough battles with Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, and Carragher has listed the Blues legend as one of the strikers that was tough for him during his playing days.

Carragher hasn’t forgotten Drogba’s stunning goal in 2006 in what was a very cagey affair. In one move the Ivory Coast striker swivelled and unleashed a left-foot, half-volley with such speed and power that it left defender Jamie Carragher stunned and Reina rooted to his spot.

“Thierry Henry was the toughest opponent,” Liverpool legend Carragher told Sky Sports. “I had a lot of good games against Didier Drogba.

“I think he scored three goals in about 30 games against Liverpool, but people seem to forget that and remember his unbelievable goal in 2006.

“Sometimes as a defender against some of the top players we had at that time – Alan Shearer, Henry, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie – there’s not a lot you can do in certain situations because they were that good.

“That goal Drogba scored there wasn’t a lot I could do. I trained with great strikers like Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez every day, so I never came up against them, but I worked out their games.

“The same thing happened with Drogba because we played him so much. Almost every game we played with Chelsea was either 0-0 or 1-0, every game was on a knife edge.

“You knew as a defender if you made a mistake it was over because with John Terry at the back, Chelsea wouldn’t concede too much. If you got the first goal you knew you wouldn’t concede too much either.”

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