'Iconic' defender will be given Liverpool role

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Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Jamie Carragher will be offered the opportunity to extend his association with Liverpool beyond his days as a player.

Carragher has made played 707 times for the Reds during 16 years with the club, and is behind only Ian Callaghan in the all time appearance rankings.

However, aged 34, his time as a Liverpool player is seemingly coming to an end and, with the likes of Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger in his way, Carragher's role has become increasingly restricted over the past two seasons.

Carragher has played only 56 minutes in the Premier League for Liverpool this term and is now considered as only back-up to Rodgers' first-choice centre-back pairing.

Retirement, it would seem, is not too far along the road for the veteran defender, and Rodgers says that Liverpool will allow Carragher to stay on at the club in another capacity.

“Whatever route Jamie wants to take, I’m sure the club will support him, as I will. He still has a lot to offer in the next few years," Rodgers told the Daily Star.

“But when that time comes, as it does for every great player, he will have to sit down and decide what he wants to do. Coaching, scouting, recruitment? Whatever it is there’s a wonderful role here for a player like that because he’s an iconic figure for Liverpool."

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