Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has criticised Chelsea defender Thiago Silva’s wife for her public outburst about manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Silva’s wife Belle appeared to call for Pochettino to be sacked in the wake of the Blues’ Premier League 4-2 defeat to Wolves just over a week ago.
That forced Pochettino to hold crunch talks with his player.
However, Carragher believes Belle has put her husband in an ‘awkward position’, adding that she has to stop.
“Thiago Silva is one of the best centre-backs of his generation and he’s shown that since he’s come to Chelsea,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“But there is a bit of pressure on him 1707818150. He didn’t play against Aston Villa, the team had a great result and the two centre-backs played really well.
“And he starts off the back of what was said by his wife. In terms of family members speaking, I think back to when I was a player.
“Whether it be your wife, your father, your brother… whoever it may be should not be going public about a manager.
“Sometimes an agent comes out and speaks about a player. That is not right and it has to stop. It is not the first time it is happened. It is put him in an awkward position.
“He is a fantastic footballer but there will be a few eyes on him. Sooner or later, Chelsea have to move on from Thiago Silva given the age of him.”