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Jamie Carragher agrees Liverpool contract extension

Jamie Carragher
Carragher had just one year of his previous contract remaining

Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher has agreed a two-year contract extension that will see him stay at Anfield until June 2013.

It means the centre-half, 33, in January, is likely to end his career at the club he joined as a schoolboy.

Bootle-born Carragher is currently sixth in the list of all-time Liverpool appearances, with 641 games so far.

He has won 10 major honours, including two FA Cups, two League Cups, a Uefa Cup and the Champions League.

Manager Roy Hodgson had said in August that sorting out Carragher's future was one of his top priorities, with the defender's previous contract only having a year left on it.

And tying the veteran to the club for the foreseeable future provides the club with a welcome boost ahead of Sunday's Merseyside derby against Everton.


According to the Liverpool Echo, however, there are no clauses in the defender's contract that relate to him joining the coaching staff.

Carragher is currently studying for his Uefa coaching badges and said last month: "I think I would find it very hard not to have football in my life.

"If I go down that road I might be coaching, scouting...I don't know.

"Here would be great. But Liverpool always have top managers and you would have to earn your stripes."

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see also
Hodgson wants new Carragher deal
07 Aug 10 |  Liverpool
Carragher vows to stay with Reds
31 Mar 10 |  Liverpool
Carragher 'would leave Liverpool'
07 Mar 10 |  Liverpool
Gerrard & Carragher extend deals
04 Jun 07 |  Liverpool
Carragher 'to get new Reds deal'
16 Feb 05 |  Liverpool

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