‘Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers won’t find another Jamie Carragher’

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans says Brendan Rodgers should look for a "different type" of centre-half to replace Jamie Carragher

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Jamie Carragher made his Liverpool debut in 1997

Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans believes current Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will struggle to find ‘another Jamie Carragher’.

In February, the 35-year-old announced he would be retiring at the end of the season after 16 decorated years at the Merseyside outfit, winning two FA Cups and the Champions League in 2005.

Rodgers has already acknowledged he will need to find a replacement for the veteran in the summer, with Ashley Williams and Micah Richards both being linked with a move to Anfield.

But Evans, who managed Liverpool between 1994 and 1998, insists Carragher is irreplaceable and Rodgers should look for a “different type” of centre-half.

“We’ll have to get somebody to replace Jamie Carragher and Brendan did mention in his press conference [after Everton] that he will look hard and long to replace him,” Evans told Liverpool’s website.

“But the trick is that you don’t replace Jamie with someone like him; you replace him with somebody different, because there isn’t another Jamie out there.

“There’s somebody different – a different type of centre-back.

“You have to get one of course. You have to get one that can play with Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel and the others.

“We’ve got a couple of young lads who are desperate to get in [to the side] as well. We’ve got to fill a void in terms of Jamie’s personality and his ability.”

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