Carragher calls John Terry an underrated defender

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Former Chelsea skipper John Terry was seen as a top centre-back during his playing days, and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has picked Terry as one of his toughest ever opponents.

Carragher was asked to choose the five best players he faced in his career, and he picked Terry, while also revealing that the Chelsea legend was underrated.

“For me he was the best centre-back of the Premier League era. He was my type of player. He was basically a better version of me to be honest,” ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher told talkSPORT of John Terry.

“I think his football ability is massively underrated. He was a great player. When I was going through my list I didn’t have an English player and I wanted to get someone in there and I thought I’d go for John Terry as I couldn’t get Stevie [Gerrard] in!

“He could switch the ball 40/50 yards on his left foot. I always felt it was John Terry who was the defender and Rio Ferdinand was the footballer, but Rio was a much better defender than he was given credit for and I think John Terry was a much better footballer than he was given credit for.”

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