Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers planning Jamie Carragher talks
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he plans to talk to Jamie Carragher to see if the defender will postpone his retirement
Brendan Rodgers says he will hold talks with Jamie Carragher before the end of the season in an attempt to persuade the Liverpool defender to postpone his retirement.
In February, the 35-year-old announced that he would call time on his 16-year Reds career in the summer after struggling to break into the first-team earlier in the season.
However, Carragher has been a regular in Rodgers’ starting line-up in the second half of the campaign, producing a string of impressive performances alongside Daniel Agger.
Liverpool have been linked with a summer swoop for Swansea City captain Ashley Williams, but Rodgers is optmistic Carragher could change his mind and play on for another season.
“He’s been fantastic and I do [believe he could play next season]. Him and I communicate a lot and he’s obviously got something in his mind,” Rodgers told Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday.
“Him and I will sit down between now and the end of the season anyway and we’ll see where it goes. If he does go, I will certainly miss him because he’s been brilliant for me in my time there, going in as a manager of a club of that size.
“He’s shown great respect and really helped me and the other guys. The thing for now is to keep performing the way he is until the end of the season and between then and now him and I will chat and we’ll take it from there.”