Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers may try and persuade Jamie Carragher to carry on playing beyond this season according to a report in today’s Sun.
The Liverpool legend had announced that this will be his last season as a player but Rodgers wants him to reconsider.
Rodgers believes that Carragher still has the ability to do a job for Liverpool and thinks his experience is vital in the dressing room. The Anfield boss is planning a shakeup in his defence but wants Carragher to remain to help any new signings bed into the team.
Experience will be vital in dressing room
Carragher has played over 500 games for Liverpool and has said in the past he wouldn’t consider playing anywhere else. He wants to finish at Anfield rather than drop down the leagues to prolong his career.
Carragher has won every major trophy, apart from the Premier League, during his 17 year time in Liverpool’s first team. He has played in a number of positions on the field and always remained one of the consistent performers in the team.
Future Anfield boss?
He has been touted as a possible coach for England under Roy Hodgson and has already started taking his coaching badges.
It is no secret that Carragher intends to go into football management when he does retire.
Replacing Rodgers in the Anfield hot seat has been suggested as a future move for Carragher.
Carragher changing his mind to continue playing wouldn’t be a major shock. Last season, Paul Scholes reversed his decision to retire and came back into Man Utd’s first team for a brief spell when the squad was suffering with injuries.
Rodgers is hoping Carragher will make a similar decision and commit himself to at least another year on the pitch.