By Will Butcher

Jamie Carragher claimed on Twitter it was “no surprise” that Liverpool currently produce more Premier League footballers than any other city in the world.

The Merseysiders have produced eight footballers currently plying their trade in the Premier League, including Crystal Palace captain Scott Dann.

Liverpool legend and proud scouser Carragher took to his personal Twitter account to respond to the statistic that the city produces more top-flight stars than any other.

Liverpool have dominated the rankings since the introduction of the Premier League in 1992, producing either the most or second most out of every city in the world.

They beat the likes of Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield in England, while the likes of Buenos Aires and Madrid are still a way off the city of Liverpool, which has eight players currently playing in the Premier League.

Joining Dann, Everton duo Ross Barkley and Tyias Browning were both born in Liverpool, as was England captain Wayne Rooney. Despite being born in Nigeria, Victor Anichebe counts as he moved to Liverpool when he was just one.

Liverpool stalwart Jon Flanagan is also born and bred within miles of Anfield, while West Ham’s crocked left-back Aaron Cresswell played 77 times for Merseyside outfit Tranmere Rovers after leaving Liverpool’s youth academy in 2005.

Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw began his career at Everton and even made two appearances for the Toffees before joining Brentford.

In other Liverpool news, these fans have reacted on Twitter to the controversy surrounding manager Sam Allardyce.