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Jamie Carragher: 'Liverpool tried to sign Nemanja Vidic'

Former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic was a transfer target of Liverpool in 2006, according to Jamie Carragher.

Jamie Carragher has revealed that Liverpool lost out to rivals Manchester United for the services of Nemanja Vidic eight years ago.

The Serbian signed for the Red Devils from Spartak Moscow in 2006, but Carragher has admitted that he would have "loved" to have played alongside Vidic at Anfield.

"[Vidic is] my type of defender. Liverpool tried to buy him in January 2006 but our loss was United's gain. I'd have loved to have played alongside him and I'm sure we could have formed a solid partnership," Carragher wrote in his Daily Mail column.

"He loves defending and putting his head in where it hurts. His arrival took [Rio] Ferdinand's performances up another level. They became the best defensive pairing in Europe."

Vidic left United during the summer for Inter Milan.

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Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
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