Liverpool Ready to Offer Coaching Role to Retiring Defender Jamie Carragher

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Reds hope for future return for loyal club servant.

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has told the London Evening Standard that he is open to a future return to the club for Jamie Carragher.

The 35-year-old defender is set to retire from professional football at the end of the season after a long and distinguished career at Anfield, but has been told he is welcome back to the club in the future.

Carragher has said before that he would consider a career in coaching, but for the moment is he has agreed to join Sky Sports as a TV pundit from next season.

Werner admits he hoped that the former England international would continue playing for one more season, but says he respects his decision to quit now and move into television.

“We hoped he would play on for another season but we fully respect his decision to retire,” he said. “He wants to leave the party before the last call. I think finding another player just like him will be impossible.

“We wish Jamie well in his new career and the door will always be open for him at Liverpool.

“I really hope we see him back at the club one day because with all that experience and knowledge we know he has so much to offer.”

Liverpool have been linked with a host of names to solve their issue in central defence following news of Carragher’s retirement. Brendan Rodgers seems likely to solve the problem by making a swoop on his old club Swansea for Ashley Williams for aroudn £10million.

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