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Top 5: Jamie Carragher moments

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Carragher won the Champions League in 2005 (©GettyImages)
Carragher won the Champions League in 2005 (©GettyImages).

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has announced that he will be retiring from football at the end of the season, bringing an end to a glorious 17-year career.

Here, we look at five of the most memorable moments during his time with the Anfield giants.

5. FA Youth Cup winner | May 1996

Just days after Liverpool lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup final, a young Liverpool team - including the likes of Jamie Carragher and Michael Owen - faced West Ham United in the FA Youth Cup final

The Reds defeated a West Ham side featuring Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard 4-1 on aggregate, bringing Carragher his first major success as a Liverpool player.

4. First goal for Liverpool | January 1997

Just days after making his league debut as a substitute, Carragher was handed a surprise start in the very next game against Aston Villa due to an injury to Patrik Berger. 

Playing in central midfield, Carragher marked his full debut by picking up a yellow card for a foul on Andy Townsend after just 22 seconds, and then scoring the opening goal (his first for the club) in front of the Kop as the Reds ran out 3-0 winners.

3. League Cup final shoot-out success | February 2001

The 2000/01 season was a very successful one for both Liverpool and Carragher. The Reds qualified for the Champions League and also won the treble, starting with the League Cup. 

After a 1-1 draw against Birmingham City in normal time, the match went to penalties.

Carragher stepped up in sudden death and he calmly slotted home past the keeper. Sander Westerveld saved the next Birmingham penalty and Liverpool celebrated their first silverware since 1995.

2. Champions League winner | May 2005

In May 2005, Carragher put in a performance that defined his Liverpool career as the Reds produced one of the most amazing comebacks in the history of football to win their fifth Champions League title

3-0 down at half-time against AC Milan, it looked like it was all over, but Liverpool never gave up and scored three goals in six second-half minutes before emerging victorious on penalties. 

Suffering from cramp and exhaustion, 'Carra' gave his all to stop the likes of Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka from scoring the decisive fourth goal. A memory that will always be cherished by all Liverpool fans.

1. UEFA Super Cup winner | August 2005

Having won the Champions League in dramatic fashion against AC Milan, Liverpool had the chance to win the UEFA Super Cup for the third time in their history.

With club captain Steven Gerrard unavailable, Jamie Carragher led the Reds to a 3-1 comeback win over CSKA Moscow in Monaco.

2005 was indeed his best year for Liverpool, as Carragher was named as the club's Player of the Year too.

 

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