Rio Ferdinand caught slamming Kyle Walker as ‘liability’ in off-air rant on BT Sport during Man City defeat at Chelsea

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RIO FERDINAND branded Kyle Walker “a liability at the top level” during an off-air discussion on Saturday.

Ferdinand was on the panel of pundits for BT Sport’s coverage of Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea alongside Joe Cole and Nedum Onuoha.

Rio Ferdinand said Kyle Walker is a "liability at the top level"
Rio Ferdinand said Kyle Walker is a “liability at the top level”
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The Manchester City full-back came in for criticism during his side's 2-0 defeat at Chelsea
The Manchester City full-back came in for criticism during his side’s 2-0 defeat at Chelsea
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One Twitter user, @StevieGrainger, managed to find a stream with all the audio from the studio and could therefore listen in on the chat.

The three – as well as anchor Jake Humphrey – are analysing N’Golo Kante’s opening goal in the 2-0 win.

Walker lost Chelsea winger Willian in the build up to the goal and Ferdinand vented his thoughts.

The former Manchester United defender said: “Look at Kyle Walker, sleeping. Look at Kyle Walker.

“That’s why England – whenever he plays – he’ll always be a liability at the top level.”

Newly-retired midfielder Cole replied: “I’m with you, I’m not saying that though because his mate comes to the gym.

“Everyone talks about this Man City team being perfect, it’s not perfect. They will gift you that. They will give you that quick attack because Kyle Walker is playing as a winger.”

Ferdinand then added: “You always know that you will get an opportunity against them, but you have to be clinical like they were today. If you’ve got the b*******.”