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As Liverpool and Manchester United legends, Steven Gerrard and Gary Neville were never the best of friends on the pitch during their playing days. 

But it seems that rivalry has continued into their post-playing career as they fight for the friendship of one of Gerrard’s former teammates, Jamie Carragher.

Carragher and Gerrard’s friendship stretches back to their academy days at Liverpool and no one has played with Gerrard more than the former defender.

Steven Gerrard joked that he has had his best mate Jamie Carragher 'robbed' by Gary Neville

Steven Gerrard joked that he has had his best mate Jamie Carragher 'robbed' by Gary Neville

Steven Gerrard joked that he has had his best mate Jamie Carragher ‘robbed’ by Gary Neville

The pair were on the pitch at the same time 570 times in their career with the first game coming in a 2-0 win against Blackburn in 1998 and the last being a 0-0 draw at home to Everton in 2013. 

The highest moment of their friendship and playing days came in 2005 when they won the Champions League in remarkable circumstances, coming from 3-0 down against Milan to win on penalties.   

Since their retirement, Gerrard has gone into management first at Rangers and now Aston Villa while Carragher has gone down the punditry route, becoming a familiar face for any big game.

Carragher has formed an unlikely friendship with Neville as a punditry duo on Sky Sports

Carragher has formed an unlikely friendship with Neville as a punditry duo on Sky Sports

Carragher has formed an unlikely friendship with Neville as a punditry duo on Sky Sports

The former defender formed an unlikely friendship with a man he used to call his bitter rival, Neville, and the two are a popular duo on Sky Sports.

Carragher played 19 games against the Manchester United right back and the record was fairly even with Carragher winning eight, Neville successful in nine and two draws. 

The two were also involved in plenty of on-field bust-ups with the pair coming face-to-face in a derby in 2010. 

Gerrard called Carragher 'Gary Neville's new brother' and said he does not call or text anymore

Gerrard called Carragher 'Gary Neville's new brother' and said he does not call or text anymore

Gerrard called Carragher ‘Gary Neville’s new brother’ and said he does not call or text anymore

But since those days, they have gone on to become the face of Sky Sports’ football coverage, so much so that it appears Carragher’s former teammate is becoming jealous.

When asked by Sky Sports who his most famous friend was, Gerrard picked out Carragher.  

‘Jamie Carragher – he’s flying. He’s smashing the punditry, was a top player, he’s on Gogglebox now,’ Gerrard said. 

‘Everything that’s going, he’s doing so he’s probably my most famous friend now.’ 

Carragher and Neville had plenty of fiery bust ups on the pitch but appear to be good friends

Carragher and Neville had plenty of fiery bust ups on the pitch but appear to be good friends

Carragher and Neville had plenty of fiery bust ups on the pitch but appear to be good friends

However it seems all of Carragher’s media duties have made him lose touch with his former teammate who jokingly described him as ‘Gary Neville’s new brother.’ 

‘People can’t get enough of him,’ Gerrard said. 

‘He doesn’t even phone me anymore, doesn’t text me, nothing. I don’t even see him.

‘Neville’s robbed him off me. We used to be tight. 

‘Imagine that, imagine Gary Neville robbing your mate!’  

Source: DailyMail Sports

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