Jamie Carragher brands Lord Sugar a ‘f****** idiot’ after Gerard Houllier tweet

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has taken a swipe at Lord Alan Sugar after his tweet regarding Gerard Houllier's death.

The former Reds manager, who managed and mentored Carragher during his early days at Anfield, passed this morning following recent heart surgery.

Lord Sugar took to Twitter to pay tribute to the Frenchman – but ended up using his message to mock long-time foe Piers Morgan.

"Sad news on Gérard Houlier. Nice fellow," The Apprentice host began by saying.

"I can imagine that @piersmorgan will devote half @gmb show telling every one how he knew him so well and go back ages."

Carragher, who had yet to tweet anything regarding Houllier's death, responded angrily to the TV host.

"Delete this you f****** idiot," Carragher tweeted in response.

Later, Carragher paid his own tribute to his former boss, saying: "Absolutely devastated by the news about Gerard Houllier, I was in touch with him only last month to arrange him coming to Liverpool.

"Loved that man to bits, he changed me as a person & as a player & got @LFC back winning trophies. RIP Boss."

Houllier became joint first-team manager of the Liverpool together with Roy Evans back in 1998, and became sole manager in November of the same year.

He went on to guide the club to FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup glory before leaving the club in 2004 as Rafael Benitez led the club to a Champions League triumph.

Liverpool's official Twitter this morning tweeted: "We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier.

"The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends. Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020."

Liverpool hero Danny Murphy said on talkSPORT: "He put in place what was needed for Liverpool to be where they are now.

“I can't even put into words the impact he made on my career. I’m the person I am now because of him.”

Everton football club added: "Our thoughts are with the family of former France, Liverpool, PSG and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier, as well as those close to him on Merseyside. RIP Gerard."

Houllier was awarded the Légion d'honneur for his services to French football, and an honorary OBE for services to British football

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