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'The striker who changed the way we think' – Carragher reveals Liverpool's Drogba secret


In 2014, the former Blues legend had revealed that the ex-England defender was his toughest opposition

According to Jamie Carragher, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba was ‘a real force of nature’ who ‘changed the way’ Liverpool defended.

Ex-Reds defender Carragher revealed that the Anfield outfit had their approach to Drogba’s immense ability which, simply, was to avoid getting him angry.

“In my playing days when Liverpool were up against Chelsea so often, for so many of the big prizes, there was an old rule about how you dealt with Didier Drogba – in my view the striker who changed the way we think about that position,” Carragher wrote in his column in the Telegraph.

“The rule was: don’t rile Didier. When he was angry he seemed to play even better. If his temper was up he was like the Hulk, ploughing through everything in his path, impossible to knock off the ball, a real force of nature.

“Looking back I think Drogba changed perceptions about what a striker could do and the way in which a team could be shaped. Many times he did the job of two players and it allowed his managers at Chelsea to change the team around him.”

Last month, the former Cote d’Ivoire international called time on a trophy-laden career that him also turn out for Le Mans, Guingamp, Marseille, Shanghai Shenhua, Galatasaray and the Montreal Impact

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