I would have loved to play alongside this Chelsea player – Rio Ferdinand admits

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has confessed he would have loved to play alongside Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Despite conceding twice against Liverpool, the Senegalese international impressed against as he produced good saves against Mohammad Salah and Sadio Mane.

“Mendy would be a ‘keeper, if I were to pick a ‘keeper to play behind me, he would be one of my top two, three picks in the world. Easy,” Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel.

Meanwhile, Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold admitted after the 2-2 draw between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday that Mendy was world-class.

“It was an even second half,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website.

“They probably had a lot more of the ball than us, especially in our defensive third and in and around our box, but we defended well and didn’t give them too many chances.

“When Caoimh was needed he’s pulled off two world-class saves in the first and second half and he’s stepped into Ali’s shoes and done really well today.

“It’s a credit to him, but we defended well and never gave them too many chances and we had the better chances in the second half.

“But when you are up against a world-class team with a world-class goalkeeper he makes world-class saves. So, like I said, I think a point apiece is fair.”

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