Jamie Carragher has said it is 'absolute nonsense' how much the UK spends of foreign aid and believes the government needs to focus on looking after homeless people in this country first.
The Reds legend spoke at the launch of a new £150,000 homeless shelter in Liverpool and said that while he has 'no problem' with helping vulnerable people around the world - he believes we should 'start with our own'.
Carragher responded to claims by Prime Minister Theresa May that austerity is over by saying:
The new homeless centre - which has been compared to the Big Brother house - was opened by hotel developer Lawrence Kenwright and his Signature Living group. He had earlier opened another homeless refuge at Kingsway House in the city which was beset with problems.
The new centre will offer mental health support and Mr Kenwright wants it to be the first in the country to have a designated sharps room, where residents can safely dispose of drug needles.
Jamie Carragher said:
Former Reds defender Jamie said he can already see that the new Cotton Street facility is streets ahead of Kingsway House.