Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is hopeful that club legend Jamie Carragher will remain at Anfield as he believes he still has a role to play in the side.
Since making his debut in 1996, Carragher has made more than 700 appearances for the Merseysiders, winning two FA Cups, the Uefa Cup and the Champions League.
However, the 34-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by in recent years, he’s hinted that he may decide to hang up his boots.
Carragher has made 21 appearances so far this term, but most have been in the domestic cups and the Europa League, with Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger usual being preferred in the big games.
Liverpool also have a number of exciting defensive prospects on their books, with Uruguayan international Sebastian Coates and academy products Andre Wisdom and Martin Kelly all impressing when selected.
This has prompted speculation among punters who bet on premier league sides that the former England international’s time at the club is coming to an end but Rodgers believes his experience means he still has the potential to be a key part of the squad.
“He and I have had loose discussions in terms of where he is at. We spoke before Christmas and decided we’d have a chat after Christmas,” the Northern Irishman said to Premier League betting news reporters. “He has been a pivotal player, a real iconic player for the club – he is still in great condition, he looks after himself.
“He turns out every single day and I’m sure there are days that are difficult for him as a player when you don’t play.
“But he is a wonderful example to any player, absolutely incredible. And he has still got a few years left in him yet, for sure,” he added.