In a free clip from the show Jamie chats with the lads about misconceptions in the modern game and how the romanticised view of continental football isn’t all that it seems.

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FOR a long time in The Anfield Wrap office we’ve been talking about the decline of central defenders in England and possibly the world.

In the last 15 years the likes of Campbell, Adams, Keown, Toure; Terry, Carvalho, Gallas, Desailly; Stam, Blanc, Vidic, Ferdinand; Hyypia and Carragher have graced the English game but now most are gone with only Terry left and in understandable decline.

We wanted to do a show about this and asked Jonathan Northcroft to join us and then we were lucky enough to get one of those names on the list in Jamie Carragher to come and join us as well.

Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons host for The Anfield Wrap as Jonathan and Jamie look into all the issues around developing young centre backs and getting them into first teams at the highest level.

Is there still the same appetite for defending, the same desire to get your body between the ball and the goal, the same set of dark arts through English and possibly world football?

It’s a show full of insights up to and including finding out who Jamie’s favourite centre back in world football currently is.

It’s an Anfield Wrap special. Thanks to Jamie and Jonathan for giving their time up and talking to us. We hope you enjoy it.

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