Reds legend Jamie Carragher confirmed that he will retire at the end of season and ended any possibility of being persuaded to change his mind when confirming last week that he would join sky sports as a full time pundit.
Carragher said to the media, "I don't think there could be a better move for me," He said about his move to Sky. "Until that time comes, I'll remain fully focused on my remaining playing career with Liverpool and I'm looking forward to ending the season with good results."
Carragher was retiring last year but Rodgers first task after becoming the Liverpool manager was to persuade him to play for one more season.
Carragher didn’t get much chances in the first half of season because Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtle were the first choice center backs but after Skrtle injury, Carragher took his place. Carragher has been consistent for Liverpool since January, playing every match and displaying a good football. Last week he played his last derby match against Everton at Anfield which ended as a 0-0 draw.
The 35 years old, has passed 16 successful years with Liverpool, played 735 first team games. More than 500 in premier league and 150 in European competitions. Carragher will join a list of players including Paolo Maldini, Ryan Giggs, Raul Gonzalez and many more for making 150 European competitions appearances.
By seeing the progress of Liverpool under Rodgers, Carragher believes that Rodger is the right man for Liverpool job and will take Liverpool again to its best level.
Jamie Carragher, who lifted the Champions league trophy with Gerrard in 2005, and won 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups and different UEFA cups, will join Sky Sports as a pundit along with two former Liverpool players Jamie Redknapp, Graeme Souness and former united player Gary Neville. He will be analyzing next season premier league matches on Sky Sports.