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Kate Abdo jokes Jamie Carragher could be out of a job if Liverpool fail to reach Champions League


Kate Abdo makes hilarious dig at Jamie Carragher by questioning whether CBS Sports need to use him as a pundit if Liverpool fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League before ex-defender jokes they’ll lose HALF their viewers by canning him

  • Kate Abdo made a hilarious joke at Jamie Carragher’s expense on CBS Sports
  • She Carragher may not be used as a pundit if Liverpool don’t finish in the top four
  • Ex-Liverpool defender was working with Abdo in the studio for Real Madrid draw
  • Abdo then joked he could help cover Liverpool in the Europa League next year

Kate Abdo made a hilarious jibe at Jamie Carragher by suggesting that CBS Sports could axe him from his role as a pundit if Liverpool fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Carragher has worked in the studio as part of CBS Sport’s Champions League coverage for much of this campaign and was on punditry duty for Liverpool’s quarter-final second-leg draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

The goalless stalemate at Anfield meant Madrid progressed to the semi-finals -having won the first leg in Spain 3-1 – and condemned Liverpool to their first trophyless season in three years.

Kate Abdo (far left) joked whether CBS Sports would need to use Jamie Carragher (second right) as a pundit next season if Liverpool don't qualify for the Champions League

Kate Abdo (far left) joked whether CBS Sports would need to use Jamie Carragher (second right) as a pundit next season if Liverpool don’t qualify for the Champions League

Jurgen Klopp’s men are also in danger of reaching next year’s Champions League, with West Ham currently three points above them in fourth place in the Premier League.

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CBS Sports presenter Abdo questioned whether the broadcaster would need to bring back ex-Liverpool defender Carragher next season if Klopp’s side weren’t a part of the competition, much to the amusement of his fellow pundits Micah Richards and Peter Schmeichel.

‘Whoa whoa whoa, hey, hey, do you want to lose half your viewers,’ Carragher said laughing.  

Carragher was quick to defend himself, quipping they'd lose half of their viewers if he left

Carragher was quick to defend himself, quipping they’d lose half of their viewers if he left

Micah Richards (right) found the back-and-fourth hilarious and erupted with laughter when Abdo said he could work on Thursday nights, suggesting Liverpool will be in Europa League

Micah Richards (right) found the back-and-fourth hilarious and erupted with laughter when Abdo said he could work on Thursday nights, suggesting Liverpool will be in Europa League

Abdo quick-wittedly replied: ‘Thursday night there is a slot available,’ implying that Liverpool might be in the Europa League next campaign, leaving Richards in stitches.

‘This will come back to haunt you. You’ll be begging for me to come back,’ Carragher joked back.

The former England international, who also works as a Premier League broadcaster for Sky Sports, is one of the most loved pundits on these shores, and has established a comical partnership with Gary Neville on that particular platform.

Carragher and Neville made headlines last week when they argued over whether Trent Alexander-Arnold should start for England at this summer’s Euros live on TV and then continued to disagreed with another in the car park and in the taxi journey home.

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Liverpool are now out of the Champions League and are in danger of missing out on top four

Liverpool are now out of the Champions League and are in danger of missing out on top four

Since that debate Alexander-Arnold’s form has picked up, following up last weekend’s late winner against Aston Villa with an impressive performance against Madrid.

Speaking about the Liverpool right-back after Wednesday’s stalemate, Carragher said: ‘I thought Trent was outstanding. Nat Phillips was brilliant as well.

‘These are the two players that got a lot of criticism in the first leg. Certainly on that first goal. But again, they were excellent. 

‘Trent, again, on the back of his performance in the first leg where he was really poor. I thought he was outstanding defensively and offensively. And with better finishing, he could have had a couple of assists.’

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