Jamie Carragher has revealed that he would love to see Manchester City playmaker David Silva win the award for Premier League Player of the Year this season.
Midfield maestro Silva has proven himself to be one of the classiest operators in English football since moving to the Etihad from Valencia in 2010.
Carragher admitted that Silva is a player he admires hugely and the former Liverpool defender also stated that he believes mercurial 32-year-old will be remembered as a Premier League great when he does eventually hang up his boots.
“He never seems to come into the reckoning for it but consistently over an eight-year period there has been nobody above him,” Carragher told Sky Sports MNF Extra.
“With Silva, it feels like you get the same performance almost every game. So you notice it more when he doesn’t play well than when he does because his performance levels are so consistently high.
“When I talk about him being Player of the Year, I am thinking of it in terms of his service to Manchester City and the Premier League. It would be brilliant if he could pick something up like that, not just for him but for football because he has been a special player.
“I think when he is finished we will be talking about one of the all-time great Premier League players.
“The stats speak for themselves but sometimes with a player like that, the stats still don’t tell the full story because he is a player that you just love to watch.
“Even if he doesn’t get a goal or an assist in a game, you just enjoy watching him play. It makes you feel good when you watch him, that’s the only way I can describe it.”