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Aston Villa Appointed Steven Gerrard: Micah Richards Gently Targets Jamie Carragher

‘I wonder if Jamie Carragher will protect Steven Gerrard like Gary Neville protects Solskjaer …’: Micah Richards takes aim at fellow Sky Sports experts after Liverpool legend was appointed Aston Villa manager

  • Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard appointed Aston Villa manager on Thursday
  • Micah Richards wonders if fellow expert Jamie Carragher will protect Gerrard
  • Gary Neville admitted that he will not ask to fire his ‘partner’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


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Micah Richards tweeted what everyone else was thinking after Steven Gerrard was named Aston Villa’s new manager on Thursday.

Richards and his fellow Sky Sports experts Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville waste no time poking fun at each other on Twitter and on television.

So when Villa, former Manchester City defender and former Manchester City defender confirmed the appointment of the Liverpool legend Sportsmail Columnist Richards took aim at Carragher, Gerrard’s great friend and former vice captain at Anfield.

(Left to Right) Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville share a joke while on expert duty at Sky Sports

(Left to Right) Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville share a joke while on expert duty at Sky Sports

Micah Richards has questioned whether Carragher will 'protect' Gerrard from criticism

Micah Richards has questioned whether Carragher will 'protect' Gerrard from criticism

Micah Richards has questioned whether Carragher will ‘protect’ Gerrard from criticism

He tweeted: ‘I wonder if @ Carra23 will protect Gerrard like @ GNev2 protects Solskjaer … but that’s none of my business.’

Richards, of course, was referring to Neville admitting that he refuses to ask Manchester United to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer because he is his ‘partner’.

Carragher has repeatedly criticized Neville on that fact, as he has instead told United to ditch Solskjaer, but now he may find himself in an awkward position with a friend of his in a Premier League managerial position.

Micah Richards' mischievous tweet after Gerrard was named Aston Villa's new manager

Micah Richards' mischievous tweet after Gerrard was named Aston Villa's new manager

Micah Richards’ mischievous tweet after Gerrard was named Aston Villa’s new manager

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was introduced as Aston Villa's new manager on Thursday

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was introduced as Aston Villa's new manager on Thursday

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was introduced as Aston Villa’s new manager on Thursday

Gerrard signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Villa after leaving Rangers, whom he guided to their first Scottish Premiership title in 10 years in May.

Richards spent four years at Aston Villa from 2015 to 2019 before retiring due to persistent knee problems.

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