By Harvey Byrne

Dietmar Hamman and Jamie Carragher traded insults on Twitter on Monday morning following comments from the former defender about Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius.

Hamman defended the under-fire Karius on Twitter, stating he deserves more respect and that Sky Sports pundit Carragher was out of line for the strength of his criticism.

The 23-year-old shot-stopper made the move to Anfield in the summer with many hoping he was an improvement on Simon Mignolet.

However, a string of poor decisions in his first 11 fixtures have seen many doubt whether he is good enough for the Reds.

One of his biggest critics is ex-Liverpool defender Carragher, who told the keeper to “shut up and do your job” at half time in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham.

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Hamman, Carragher’s former teammate at Anfield, has defended the goalkeeper on his personal Twitter account and accused Carragher of being “out of order” and “disrespectful”.

However, Carragher has since replied with the simple “shut up,” before recalling a time when the defender helped Hamman 11 years a go.

Hamman and Carragher were part of the Liverpool team together for seven years between 1999 and 2006.

They both starred in the famous Istanbul Champions League final victory over AC Milan in 2005.

However, it would appear that they aren’t the best of friends off the pitch and with both now working in the media they will always have a lot to say.

In other Liverpool news, here is the best possible Reds team to face Middlesbrough in midweek.