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He has been criticised for some of his underwhelming performances for club and country over the last year. But former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher offered a staunch defence of one of Gareth Southgate’s most trusted lieutenants. 

Speaking on Sky Sports on Sunday evening, Carragher claimed that Mount is an easy player to pick on when things are not going well. He said: “People question Mason Mount possibly because he’s not as easy on the eye as other players.

“But every manager picks him, Chelsea or England, he’s a clever footballer who understands the other side of the game and I think he can do a job and make sure England don’t get counter-attacked on.”

Mount has scored just two goals for Chelsea in the Premier League this season, with both coming as part of a brace against Aston Villa in October. The 2-0 win was the Blues most recent top-flight triumph. 

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