Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will retire from football at the end of the season.
The Reds defender has enjoyed a glittering career at Anfield, having joined the club’s youth system as a young child, and went on to make over 700 appearances for the Anfield club. He is second only to Ian Callahan in the club’s all time appearance record.
The 35-year-old said: “This will be my last season at Liverpool and my last as a professional footballer.
“I’m making this announcement now because I don’t want the Manager (Brendan Rodgers) or the club to be answering questions on my future when I’ve already decided what I am going to do.
“I will be fully committed between now and the end of the season to doing the very best for Liverpool Football Club, as I have done my entire career since joining aged just 9 years old.
“It has been a privilege and an honour to represent this great club for as long as I have and I am immensely proud to have done so and thankful for all the support I have had. There are many memories I want to share and people to thank, but now is not the time for that.
“I won’t be making any further comment on this decision until the end of the season; all our focus and concentration should be on achieving the best possible finish in the league this season and trying to win the last remaining trophy we are competing in.”