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Jamie Carragher loved trolling Gary Neville for his 'best ever skill' v Liverpool

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There are few games in world football quite like Liverpool versus Manchester United.

In fact, whenever the two most successful teams in English football history collide, more than 200 nations tune in and the viewing numbers spill into nine figures. Those tuning in from England will have Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville guiding them through the action.

There's no better duo to claim the role either with both Sky Sports experts proving one club players at United and Liverpool respectively, with over 1000 appearances and 31 trophies between them.

They're certainly friends now and their on-screen banter has become an institution in itself, but there's no doubting their on-pitch rivalry during their playing careers.

The infamous photo of Neville spitting explicits at a smug Carragher holding him back with one arm, from 2010, sums up the collision of their passions perfectly.

Moreover, the pair were looking back at such brilliant moments from Liverpool-United clashes in the past on Sky Sports' live 'Countdown' programme on Saturday.

One of the guests joining the punditry staples proved Andy Cole, who made something of a habit out of scoring on Merseyside during his career. Naturally, as a result, the programme proceeded to show a highlights reel of the Englishman's Anfield strikes.

By chance, the first clip showed a rare moment of Neville skill from 1997 in a 3-1 for the Red Devils.

Neville absolutely skinned a Liverpool player with a brilliant turn, flicking the ball over his head and eventually providing a perfectly weighted ball for Cole to head home at the back post.

Skip to 30:40 to see what the United legend hailed as his 'best ever skill':

Now, it goes without saying that it's not a piece of skill to be sniffed at, but it's not something out of Anthony Martial or Paul Pogba's trick book. As a result, Carragher was swift to troll Neville for his skilling zenith aspiring to such low standards.

The ex-Liverpool man was keen to point out some rather suspect defending and when Cole thanked Neville for missing the first man, Carragher joked that he nearly missed the last one too.

That being said, in Neville practically sending his cross into orbit and back, he was able to catch out David James who won't look back on the goal with too much pride.

His 'best ever skill' isn't exactly life changing but you can't exactly fault it for importance. Fair play, Gary.

Who do you think will take bragging rights today - Liverpool or Manchester United? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Jamie Carragher
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Manchester United
Liverpool
Gary Neville

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