Liverpool favourite Jamie Carragher sent fans into overdrive on Monday afternoon, announcing that the Borussia Dortmund superstar would be making his debut on the Sky Sports show
Jamie Carragher has announced Erling Haaland will make his ‘debut’ on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football – but all may not be as it seems.
The Liverpool legend, along with Gary Neville has created must-watch TV with the pair’s intense debates and insightful analysis revolutionising football coverage.
As the seasons roll by, Carragher or Neville have both been joined by special guests, including the likes of Thierry Henry, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
And on Monday afternoon, hours before coverage of Arsenal ’s trip to Goodison Park to face Everton, Carragher suggested that Haaland will be a part of the show.
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Accompanying highlights of the Borussia Dortmund striker’s goal against Bayern Munich, he posted on Twitter : “Delighted this man @ErlingHaaland will make his debut on #MNF tonight!”
It understandably left fans extremely eager to see one of the most sought after talents in world football come on British television.
Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool have all been linked with the Norwegian, with a move to the Premier League potentially on the cards next summer.
The 21-year-old, who was born in Leeds before returning to Norway, has now scored 51 goals in as many Bundesliga games, with his latest coming in the thrilling Der Klassiker with Bayern on Saturday.
Haaland scored Dortmund’s second to equalise with the German champions, but were left on the wrong end of a controversial penalty in the 3-2 defeat.
Along with his team-mate Jude Bellingham, Haaland made headlines for his furious reaction to referee Felix Kwayer’s performance, having failed to award them two penalties, before giving one to their opponents.
“I think it was a scandal when it comes to the referee,” Haaland told ViaPlay. “I asked him [Zwayer] ‘why didn’t you just go and look?’ He said: ‘No, there is no need.’
“I need to calm down a little bit now. He was arrogant, and I will not say more.”
The 2021/22 campaign marks the first in a number of seasons that Sky Sports have the rights to the Bundesliga, having been on BT Sport in recent years.
That has of course limited what the broadcaster has been able to show, but that looks set to change this week as his performance comes under the microscope.
Although he is making his ‘debut’ on the show, it is massively unlikely he will be in the studio for a lengthy role, with Dortmund set to take on Besiktas in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The Germans will complete what has been a disappointing group stage campaign knowing they cannot qualify for the knockout stages after defeat to Sporting last time out.