Jamie Carragher ‘turns into Borat’ as Liverpool legend attempts American accent

It's a good job that Jamie Carragher is an excellent pundit – because he won't be winning awards for his impressions any time soon.

The Liverpool legend has been compared to Borat after trying to imitate an American accent while previewing the Reds' Champions League tie with AC Milan for CBS.

Carragher is more commonly found on Sky Sports but also works as a pundit for US broadcaster CBS during their Champions League coverage.

Before the match Carragher was put on the spot by British host Kate Abdo who asked whether there was anything he would like to add in his American accent.

Grinning, 43-year-old turned to the other side of the studio and said: "What a game we got tonight" – much to the amusement of his colleagues.

His attempt at an American accent produced howls in the studio – but he has some work to do if he wants convince the US public.

One confused Twitter user slammed Carragher's effort and suggested he sounded more like Borat.

Posting a gif of the fictional Kazakhstani journalist's famous 'very nice' catchphrase, the person added: "Why does he turn into Borat?!"

It looks like the Merseyside hero will have to undertake some cultural learnings before he attempts it again – let's just hope he leaves Borat's famous mankini to one side.

What did you make of Carragher's accent? Let us know in the comments section.

Social media users might not have been impressed with Carragher's attempt at an American accent, but the man himself was glowing about Liverpool's 2-1 win over AC Milan.

He reserved special praise for forward Mohamed Salah, who got the Reds back into the game with a neat equaliser after Fikayo Tomori had opened the scoring.

"That man Mo Salah," said Carragher. "He is playing as well as anybody in world football right now. That’s his 20th goal this season.

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"Oxlade-Chamberlain had a few efforts from outside of the box. He has a really good strike on him. But a great finish on that left foot [from Salah)].

"He is always alive on that rebound. Really sharp. So difficult to stop. Every time he gets a chance now, you feel like he’s going to score.

"That’s 11 goals in his last 11 European games, which is a phenomenal record."

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