The two-time PFA Player of the Year has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most admired talents during his stint at the Etihad, and has proven to be a thorn in the Reds’ side on more than one occasion – scoring two goals and registering five assists against them over the course of his career.
But even though a transfer to Anfield falls squarely under the umbrella of implausibility, Carragher has admitted that the Belgian would be his fantasy addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Appearing on a Sky Sports transfer special alongside fellow pundit Gary Neville, the former Kop icon was asked to pick one Premier League player he would like to see at Liverpool.
Without hesitation, he responded: “Kevin De Bruyne. I think he’s one of the best players in the world.
“Certainly in the last two or three years he’s been the best midfield player in the world.”
He added: “People always say Liverpool lack creativity in midfield. I think it’s a bit harsh because I think Liverpool get their creativity from different areas, it’s just the way the team’s set up.
“That midfield three, whoever it is, does a lot of work for the front three and for the full-backs. So, they’ve got a job to do and they do it really well.”
Carragher went to state that his only caveat to Liverpool signing De Bruyne would be that the 30-year-old still gave Anfield favourite Trent Alexander-Arnold the space he needs to continue his sublime run of creativity.
He said: “I just think that Kevin De Bruyne is absolutely sensational. I think in that right channel, maybe getting in the way of Trent I don’t know! But I’d say Kevin De Bruyne is the first one that springs to mind.”