JAMIE CARRAGHER was barred from meeting up with Steven Gerrard as he filmed a live tour of Villa Park on Tuesday.

The former Liverpool defender was hoping to speak to his ex team-mate ahead of Aston Villa's game against the Reds.

Carragher was on Sky Sports commentary duty for Liverpool's 2-1 win and spoke to stewards and turnstile operators, one of whom asked Carragher to predict the scoreline – which he did accurately.

He took his Instagram followers around the famous old ground and gave them a glimpse of the Villa trophy cabinet – including the European Cup trophy.

The pundit even posed for a selfie with one Villa steward but he was not recognised by everyone inside the ground.

After making his way into the tunnel Carragher began edging his way towards bestie Stevie G, only to be stopped in his tracks.

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A member of stadium staff unaware as to who Carragher was asked him to identify himself and show if he had the correct accreditation.

Carragher said he was there to see Gerrard and asked if he could give the Villans boss a ring to verify who he was – but the Villa employee seemed to think he was on wind up.

He could have put up a fight after being denied access but instead Carragher gracefully accepted he was not allowed in and then concluded his tour.

Fans were amused by the tour and at the fact Carragher tried to name drop his mate Gerrard.

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One fan commented: "From a steward selfie to a nobody in less than a minute! 😂"

Another added: "Name dropping Stevie to get perks."

And a third said: "Name dropping Stevie G and the woman not knowing who you are was hilarious."

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