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Jamie Carragher's brilliant reaction to being told he can swear during TV interview

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There's a reason why Jamie Carragher is one of the most popular pundits in English football right now.

Along with his former rival turned close colleague Gary Neville, Carragher always seems to find the perfect balance between entertaining the audience and providing a genuine insight on whichever game he is asked to comment on.

His brutal honesty also makes for fascinating viewing, particularly if he has just watched his old club Liverpool put in a disappointing display.

“Liverpool are a shambles, all over the place,” Carragher said during the Reds 3-3 draw with Watford last month.

"That first half was like Liverpool at their worst last season, so you’ve then had a pre-season and nothing’s changed. What have they worked on? What are they looking at?"

You often get the sense Carra is actually holding back on what he really wants to say when the cameras rolling.

So you can probably imagine what he did when he was given permission to swear on Danish television earlier this week.

In a slight change of scenery, Carragher was at the Parc des Princes to cast his eye over Paris Saint-Germain's 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

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Danish television channel Viaplay were able to grab him for a few questions just before kick-off and he was asked the penalty dispute between Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

However, as you can see in the video below, the ex-England international got completely distracted when the presenter casually dropped "s***" in the question.

Given how Sky Sports are forced to apologise when there's even the slightest chance a naughty word has been heard during matches, you can understand why Carra was a little bit surprised.

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"Are you allowed to say that?" he enquired.

"I can say whatever I want," the presenter responded.

Of course, Carragher wasn't going to let such a rare opportunity pass him by so asked if he could also swear.

Anyone else get the feeling Carra has been desperate to do that ever since he became a pundit?

Just imagine how much more colourful Sky Sports' analysis would be if their pundits were actually allowed to swear...

Actually, thinking about it, it's probably best Sky adhere to the watershed - just to be safe.

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