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Olivavu

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted that this may be the last season of his career.

With his current contract expiring at the end of the season, the 34-year-old has conceded that he is unsure of his immediate future.

The defender, who has made 716 appearances for the Merseyside club, has insisted that he would not consider playing for a different club.

"There is a chance that I will retire at the end of the season," Carragher told the Daily Express.

"It is the last season of my contract and the club have not said anything to me yet.

"I am open-minded, but I would not play on if I was killing the team when I played. I would not be hanging on for money or anything.

"And I would not go anywhere else. It is Liverpool or nothing for me."

Carragher has gained 38 international caps for England, with his last coming in South Africa during the 2010 World Cup.

http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsoccer/premierleague/story/liverpool-defender-jamie-carragher-contemplating-retirement-at-end-of-season-122212?m_n=true

It doesn't surprise me. He has been a top player for us, but his time is clearly running out. Perhaps one more season is on the cards, but that would be it.

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Reply #1Sat 22/12/12 at 16:22

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I watched him at west brom and lakaku was just to quick and strong for him I think it's time for the LEGEND to call it a day.

2005 was his peak of powers brilliant in the cl final but that was 7 years ago now.
Reply #2Sat 22/12/12 at 16:52

Olivavu

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Yeah, I remember Lukaku shaking him off easily. Was not good to see.

Reply #3Sun 20/01/13 at 10:56

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Brendan Rodgers said he brought vice-captain Jamie Carragher back into the team against Norwich City to give his young Liverpool team some leadership.

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Carragher made just his second start of the league season in Saturday's 5-0 win at Anfield and Rodgers said he recalled the 34-year-old, who replaced Martin Skrtel, because of his organisational ability.

Rodgers - who has spoken of his desire to bring in more experience - accepted that Liverpool, who have been criticised for lacking players who communicate, needed more talkers in the team.

He said: "Jamie Carragher hasn't put a foot wrong for me since I came. He has been absolutely brilliant. He hasn't played as often as he'd have liked. He's played in a lot of the cup games and I'd hoped to not put a curse on him, but I said to him that I couldn't remember him making a mistake in any of the games since I've been here.

"I thought about his leadership. We are a quiet team and he's a great organiser - he manages the game very well, he's got big experience, and he can play football. I thought him coming in would give us that extra bit of leadership. We saw that from him, he was fantastic."

http://m.espn.go.com/football/story?storyId=1306067
Reply #4Mon 21/01/13 at 21:14

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Should be his last season, has been a fantastic club servant. If he stays on at Liverpool in some other capacity then great but for me his best days have gone now and his presence and his persistance in still commanding a place in the first team when either Skrtel or Agger are injured or suspended is damaging the potential to the likes of Coates progressing here.
Reply #5Mon 21/01/13 at 22:00

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carra could go on for another year as emergency back up. i dont know what wages hes on but i bet its near the 100k and its just not value for money any more.
Reply #6Mon 21/01/13 at 22:45

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Contracts are earned for the service that you have given your club. Not services that you might give.
Reply #7Mon 21/01/13 at 23:37

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Both I would have thought?
Reply #8Tue 22/01/13 at 08:31

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we cannot afford to have a sub player, DC, 35 years old at 100 K per week. Carragher or not

I really like and appreciate the guy but we can keep him 1 more year but not at that price.  Maybe 20-30 K (and it's already high for a player that plays only cup games. Whoever he is)
Reply #9Tue 22/01/13 at 09:16

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The thing is if we let him go we will have problems with centre backs - Our only other reliable backup is Coates and I'd rather hand Carragher the reigns than Coates, if I'm completely honest.

Plus what would happen if a situation arose such as one earlier in the season with our goalkeepers - Imagine Skrtel/Agger getting injured and then the other getting sent off. What would we do then? Have to rely on players playing out of position or playing extremely youthful and inexperienced players in what could possibly be big games.

I'd rather keep Carragher on for another year, even if he won't take a wage cut. I imagine he's quite a character in the dressing room too which always helps.
Reply #10Tue 22/01/13 at 10:05

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He has got one more season in him I'd say then I hope he takes up a coaching role at the club
Reply #11Tue 22/01/13 at 10:50

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The thing is if we let him go we will have problems with centre backs - Our only other reliable backup is Coates and I'd rather hand Carragher the reigns than Coates, if I'm completely honest.

100k per week emergency back up tho grumpy? ideally yes keep him, drop his wages to 30k yes otherwise get somebody younger in whos quicker and stronger and pay them less. 
Reply #12Tue 22/01/13 at 17:09

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http://www.express.co.uk/football/view/372524

He says he may leave for football.

I wouldn't mind. We could do without his huge wage on the bill.
Reply #13Tue 22/01/13 at 19:48

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http://www.express.co.uk/football/view/372524

He says he may leave for football.

I wouldn't mind. We could do without his huge wage on the bill.

The headline doesn't reflect the content and nor does your comment Oli, mate.
I've read it a few times to make sure I hadn't missed something. At no point does he say he may leave for football. He is having a moan about not starting enough. He is quoted as saying The manager has been great with me. He has tried to keep me involved. But listen, I want to start. I'm no different to any other player.
It was only my second start in the league this season, which is disappointing from my point of view, but I said I wouldn't complain and I'm just trying to get more starts and be involved between now and the end of the season.
I've played a lot in Europe, the FA Cup and League Cup, but the Premier League is the most important thing for the club and the players. We all want to play in that, and I'm no different.
I won't lie, it's been a difficult season for me in terms of starting games.

Are you being a little mischievous Oli, or have you read what you hope for between the lines?
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Reply #14Tue 22/01/13 at 20:03

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I'd like to think carra would be proud to end his career as a one club man can't see him moving to another club.