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Jamie Carragher hails Declan Rice as ‘essentially the most influential participant within the Premier League’, as he compares the Arsenal star to Roy Keane and likens his £105m transfer to one among Liverpool’s biggest signings

Jamie Carragher hails Declan Rice as ‘essentially the most influential participant within the Premier League’, as he compares the Arsenal star to Roy Keane and likens his £105m transfer to one among Liverpool’s biggest signings
Jamie Carragher hails Declan Rice as ‘essentially the most influential participant within the Premier League’, as he compares the Arsenal star to Roy Keane and likens his £105m transfer to one among Liverpool’s biggest signings


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  • Jamie Carragher feels he is presently essentially the most influential Premier League participant
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Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal midfielder Declan Rice has been the Premier League’s most influential participant this season.

Rice moved to the Emirates from West Ham for a staggering £105m in the summertime, however has rapidly settled into life in north London to information Mikel Arteta’s males to the highest of the desk.

He has already popped up with three essential late targets towards Manchester United, Chelsea and Luton, with the latter strike sealing a dramatic 4-3 win on Tuesday night time. Having already produced a variety of memorable moments in an Arsenal shirt, Carragher has claimed Rice has confirmed to be value each penny and feels he has comparable qualities to former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.

‘Declan Rice, at £105 million, is a cut price for Arsenal,’ Carragher wrote in his weekly column for The Telegraph.

‘I really feel the identical manner about Rice that I felt about Roy Keane when he joined Manchester United for a British report price in 1993, and Alan Shearer when he joined Newcastle United in 1996.

Jamie Carragher feels Declan Rice is essentially the most influential participant within the Premier League

Carragher has likened Rice to former Manchester United captain Roy Keane (centre)

Carragher has likened Rice to former Manchester United captain Roy Keane (centre)

Carragher has claimed Arsenal signing Rice for £105m has proved to be a bargain

Carragher has claimed Arsenal signing Rice for £105m has proved to be a cut price

‘He has been most likely essentially the most influential participant within the Premier League this season and, each time I watch him, he jogs my memory of Keane. He has that very same presence, and he has a passing capability that’s extremely underrated.’

In latest seasons, Manchester Metropolis’s Rodri has been the benchmark with regards to holding midfielders in Europe.

The Spaniard was an virtually ever-present within the Metropolis aspect that gained the Treble final season and was the match-winner within the Champions League last towards Inter Milan. However Carragher has revealed he would like to play alongside Rice. 

‘There is no such thing as a larger praise I may give to Rice than this: I might reasonably have him in my workforce than Rodri,’ Carragher continued.

‘The Manchester Metropolis midfielder has been arguably the perfect participant within the Treble-winning aspect, alongside Erling Haaland and Bernardo Silva, and he scored the winner within the Champions League last. He is a superb participant, however I might nonetheless reasonably have Rice.’

Rice is barely a matter of months into his Arsenal profession, however Carragher has tipped him to go on to steer the aspect and develop into a membership legend.

He has additionally backed the 24-year-old to remodel the Gunners like Virgil van Dijk took Liverpool to the subsequent stage when he moved to Anfield in 2018.

The Reds have gained each main trophy out there since Van Dijk’s arrival, with the Dutchman proving himself to be one of many membership’s biggest signings regardless of preliminary questions on his £75m switch price. 

Carragher has said he would rather have Rice in his team over Manchester City's Rodri

Carragher has stated he would reasonably have Rice in his workforce over Manchester Metropolis’s Rodri

Carragher feels Rice could prove to be as important to Arsenal as Virgil van Dijk has been to Liverpool

Carragher feels Rice may show to be as vital to Arsenal as Virgil van Dijk has been to Liverpool

Carragher sees Rice in an identical mild, and insists he could possibly be the difference-maker in Arsenal’s seek for their first title since 2004.

Carragher added: ‘As was all the time the case with Steven Gerrard at Liverpool, it feels inevitable that Rice will someday captain Arsenal.

‘I imagine we shall be speaking about him as an Arsenal nice in seven or eight years, and that his £105million price will appear like a snip. In the end, he could possibly be for Arsenal what Virgil van Dijk has been for Liverpool. Van Dijk price £75million however, after all the things he has achieved at Anfield, that price is rightly considered a cut price. 

‘With him of their workforce, Arsenal have a participant who will develop into a membership legend — and a person who may carry the Premier League title again to north London.’

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