Jamie Carragher chants ‘we’re going to Istanbul’ while working as a CBS pundit after Liverpool moved a step closer to the Champions League final with RB Leipzig win… before starting petition for Reds to play all home games in Budapest!
- Liverpool beat RB Leipzig 2-0 in Budapest in ‘home leg’ of Champions League tie
- Result technically ended a six-match losing run at home for Jurgen Klopp’s men
- Jamie Carragher chanted that his former side were now on their way to the final
- The former defender admitted it was a relief to see Liverpool return to form
Jamie Carragher couldn’t hide his delight after seeing Liverpool defeat RB Leipzig on Wednesday after breaking into a chant over potentially seeing the Reds reach the Champions League final.
Jurgen Klopp’s side strolled into the last-16 of the competition following a 2-0 win in Budapest thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, to ensure a 4-0 victory on aggregate.
There were concerns over the Reds’ form before the game after they had lost six of their previous eight games.
Jamie Carragher showed his delight at Liverpool’s Champions League victory with a chant
But despite missing plenty of chances, especially in the first period, the Reds soon took one step closer to the final at the end of May which will be played at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.
Carragher was working as a TV pundit for the game, and revelled in the result, as he chanted over the Reds marching on their way to the final venue, before admitting the result was badly needed following the woeful form by Klopp’s outfit heading into the clash.
With a clap of the hands and a casual jig the former Reds’ defender sang: ‘We’re going to Istanbul, we’re going to Istanbul and now you’re going to believe us.’
The former Reds defender admitted the win had given him a much ‘needed lift’
Liverpool players celebrate after the game after defeating RB Leipzig 4-0 on aggregate
Shortly after he burst into an excited cheer proclaiming: ‘It’s happening, it’s happening! We’re going to Istanbul.’
After calming down, he still proclaimed Liverpool were heading to the final as he murmured to himself: ‘Istanbul it’s happening. I can feel it.’ to the chuckles of pundits around him.
When asked later if he was worried he had made the big prediction too early he confidently responded with: ‘No, don’t worry. I needed a lift after watching Liverpool the last few weeks and they have given me it tonight.’
Mohamed Salah (right) scored Liverpool’s first goal of the night in the 2-0 victory
Reds stars surround Sadio Mane (front centre) who netted four minutes after Salah’s opener
The match in Budapest was technically Liverpool’s home leg of the last-16 clash and in theory ended their run of six straight home losses following consecutive Premier League defeats recently.
And with Liverpool struggling to pick up points at Anfield, Carragher jokingly called for a petition to turn the Puskas Stadium into Liverpool’s new home ground.
Sharing a screenshot of the petition on his Instagram story under the section ‘What do you want us to do?’, Carragher wrote: ‘Let Liverpool play all their remaining home games of this season in Budapest.’
Carragher appealed for all of Liverpool’s matches to be played in Budapest after the win