Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher: I never received any offers to leave Anfield
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher reveals he was never subjected to any transfer bids during his 16-year reign at Anfield
Jamie Carragher has revealed he never received any offers from rivals clubs to quit Anfield during his Liverpool career.
The 35-year-old will captain the Reds on his final appearance for the Merseyside outfit against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on Sunday.
The centre-half has been a mainstay of Liverpool’s side since breaking into the first-team set-up in 1997 and earned 38 England caps.
Despite his particularly impressive form under Rafael Benítez between 2004 and 2010, Carragher was never the subject of any transfer bids – something which baffles the veteran.
“I never really had the option to leave – I don’t know whether it was a good thing or bad thing,” Carragher told the Sun. “Maybe no-one rates me!
“I’ve never even been close. My agent has never rang me up and said, ‘This team fancy buying you’. Not once.
“Maybe I was always seen as ‘Mr Liverpool’, I suppose. You’ll have to ask different managers. But I’d never have left in any circumstances.
“Maybe those managers realised that. Or, like I said, they just didn’t fancy me.
“And I can’t say I ever thought about leaving when I wasn’t in the side. You have good times and bad times at your club.
“It’s like being a supporter. You don’t stop supporting your team because of a bad run.
“And we’ve had some great times here, won some big trophies. So I feel lucky and privileged.”
Carragher has scored five goals in 736 appearances for Liverpool, winning the Champions League, the Uefa Cup, the FA Cup twice and three League Cups.