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After playing the role of the understated member of Liverpool’s back four for what seems like an eternity, it was typical of Jamie Carragher that announcement of his retirement came via a short statement issued on his club’s official website that spoke of his wish to exempt the culmination of Liverpool’s season from doubts about his future. He thanked the support he has received over the sixteen years he has spent at Anfield, mentioned what a great pleasure it was to play for Liverpool and how he would be committed for four further months before leaving it there. “I won’t be making any further comment from now until the end of the season” read the final paragraph. Typically of Carragher, he will then just get on with it, just like he did in the famous Champions League final of 2005 when he cut the figure of an immovable rock at the back in extra-time despite suffering from a heavy bout of cramp. Those closing stages against AC Milan in Istanbul were perhaps his Liverpool career in m...
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