Rodgers wants Carragher to play on for Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants veteran defender Jamie Carragher to consider staying on as a player at the club, despite the former England international planning on retiring at the end of the season, reports The Sun.

Carragher announced in February that he would be retiring from playing, but Rodgers believes that the 35-year-old still has plenty to offer.

Rodgers said of his vice-captain: “Carra’s been fantastic and I do believe he could play next season. He and I communicate a lot and he’s obviously got something in his mind.

“We 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. 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 he and we will chat. This guy’s incredible. I want to put that on record.”

Managing director at Anfield, Ian Ayre, has suggested that Carragher could well be offered another role to stay on at the club in another capacity, and it has also long been thought that the childhood Everton supporter has a future in coaching or management.

However, it now appears that he could be set to sit down with Rodgers and discuss the potential of playing beyond the expiry of his current contract.

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