Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher hopes to remembered as a 'decent lad who had a go'

The Reds veteran will be playing his last game on Sunday

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher hopes to be remembered as a “decent lad who had a go” when he calls time on his playing career this weekend.

On Sunday the 35-year-old will play his 737th and final match for the Reds against QPR at Anfield.

The club plan to mark the occasion with a guard of honour from both sides, electronic advertising boards around the perimeter of the pitch displaying the messages 'Thanks For The Memories, Carra' and 'A True Liverpool Legend' and a Kop 'JC 23' mosaic.

Carragher is not one for hogging the limelight and he insists he just wants appreciation not adulation.

Asked how he would like to be remembered, the centre-back said: "A decent lad who had a go.

"Everyone has an opinion as to whether you are a good or a bad player - as long as everyone thought I put a shift in, home or away.

"I've not been a flash type of fella. As a player you improve with experience but I've been the same sort of player (throughout his career)."

What maybe has changed with age is his knowledge in knowing how to play the game.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has been full of praise for Carragher since he brought him back into the side in mid-January looking for leadership.

It did not matter he was 35 and had started only one Premier League match this season prior to that, his best form was almost instantaneous.

Carragher puts that down to his straightforward attitude.

"My approach is that every game is important," he added on LFC TV.

"It doesn't bother me who we play - if I don't play well I get upset with myself after the game.

"As a player, you improve with experience. I've always been the same type of player.

"I'm not the type who gets a bit cocky and tries to do things. I've always played the same.

"I think tackling has become over-rated. It is getting more and more about reading situations."

PA

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