Carragher signs new Liverpool contract
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has signed a new two-year contract extension which will keep him at Anfield until June 2013.
The centre-back, who will be 33 in January, has been keen to secure his future which will more than likely see him end his career at the club he joined as a schoolboy.
Bootle-born Carragher has been a key member of the side since making his debut in 1997 and is currently sixth in the list of all-time Liverpool appearances, having played 641 times so far.
He has won 10 major honours with the Reds, including two FA Cups, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup and the Champions League.
The veteran defender held a testimonial against Everton, the club he supported as a boy, at Anfield last month.
Prior to that game he spoke of his desire to continue playing for a couple more years.
"I want to play football until I'm about 35 or 36," the Liverpool vice-captain said at the time.
Carragher is taking his coaching badges and the assumption is he will join the backroom staff at Liverpool when his playing days are finally over.
There are no provisions in his new contract for that to happen but former manager Rafael Benitez tipped the defender as a potential Reds boss one day.
Carragher said last month: "I think it would find it very hard not to have football in my life.
"If I go down that road I might be coaching, scouting...I don't know.
"Here would be great. But Liverpool always have top managers and you would have to earn your stripes."
Latest in Sport
Monaco is a street circuit where driver ability is more important than anywhere else and if we take ...
by Gareth Purnell
24 May 2013 02:00 AM
Three weeks ago as I drove off the Eurostar, I remember thinking what a very long time it was until ...
by Martin Ayres
23 May 2013 05:29 PM
McDowell did brilliantly to land the World Match Play title in Bulgaria last week, but it’s a format...
by Gareth Purnell
23 May 2013 09:13 AM
- 1 Man and woman arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder victim of Woolwich machete attack, named as Drummer Lee Rigby
- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 3 Grace Dent: I’m not sure how these people can avoid being called ‘bigots’. And the more ‘civilised’, the worse they are
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
BMF is the UK’s biggest and best loved outdoor fitness classes
Find out what The Independent's resident travel expert has to say about one of the most beautiful small cities in the world
Nook is donating eReaders to volunteers at high-need schools and participating in exclusive events throughout the campaign.
Get the latest on The Evening Standard's campaign to get London's children reading.
Win anything from gadgets to five-star holidays on our competitions and offers page.