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Liverpool legend calls out Barton over Henderson jibe

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has questioned Joey Barton over his criticism of Jordan Henderson.

Carragher has stood up for Liverpool midfielder Henderson. Credit: PA

Barton accused Henderson of "trying to be a Steven Gerrard clone" earlier this afternoon, questioning the England midfielder's stand-in skipper role and suggesting he will never be good enough to emulate Gerrard.

"How's Henderson trying to impersonate Gerrard?" Carragher responded on Twitter. "Who said he's the next Gerrard? Wearing armbands, would you say no to captaincy?"

Jamie Carragher: Roy Hodgson 'didn't go down too well' at Liverpool

Former England defender and ITV pundit Jamie Carragher says Roy Hodgson's appointment at Liverpool 'didn't go down too well'. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images

He said: "His way of working is very well known - drilling the side. To be honest, it didn't go down too well at Liverpool, if I'm being completely honest.

"But at England he won't have the players that much, he'll only see them every six weeks for four or five training sessions, so the players won't get too fed up.

"With the top players at Liverpool he found it difficult and the players found it difficult at times with the same drills every day, and the way he likes to keep his teams tight, organised, functional if you like. It worked well at Fulham and West Brom but it didn't work out with us."