Cristiano Ronaldo scored 13 free-kicks during his time at Manchester United (Getty Images)

Jamie Carragher has revealed that Liverpool conjured up a special plan to stop Cristiano Ronaldo scoring free-kicks for Manchester United.

The Portugal international worked tirelessly on his set-piece technique at United and scored 13 free-kicks in his six years at Old Trafford.

Carragher claims that Liverpool did not have a specific plan for dealing with Ronaldo during games, however they deployed a special tactic if he got a free-kick in shooting range.

Carragher revealed that the Liverpool players were instructed to arrange a wall slightly further away than 10 yards in order to fool Ronaldo, who could look to put a lot of dip on his strike.

‘I can’t really remember coming up against him too often, I think when Ronaldo came I’d moved to centre-back and he was playing out wide,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.

Jamie Carragher reveals Liverpool were told to move the wall further back for Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kicks (Getty Images)

‘I’ll be honest, I don’t think he was ever at his best in those Liverpool games. We were really good side then, strong defensively.

‘I think we used to talk about him in terms of set-pieces and free-kicks. I always remember we had one where Ronaldo was scoring so many free-kicks, I think the last couple of years at Manchester United, we were actually talked about putting the wall deeper than 10 yards.

‘That’s something we did in training and in the game. Ronaldo used to do this shot that used to just dip over the wall, so if you actually changed the distance of the wall it makes it a little bit different for him. He’s only just realising when he puts the ball down that the wall is 12 or 13 yards back as opposed to 10.

‘It was always more with set-pieces with Ronaldo rather than something specific in general play.

‘I think in the main, in general play, we weren’t too bad. He was a huge threat, to be honest I think he was a better player at Real Madrid. I think he moved on a level from what he was at Manchester United. We never came up against him at Real Madrid.’

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