Jamie Carragher will bring down the curtain on a career which has seen him pull on the famous red shirt of Liverpool over 700 times on Sunday.

Carragher will lead the team out at Anfield to face QPR in what will be his 737th and final game for the Anfield outfit.

The former England centre-back has collected an impressive set of honours in his long career, but there's one thing missing.

Speaking to LFCTV Carragher admitted: "I wish I'd have won the league. We've never won the league, which is a disappointment."

Despite his disappointment at having never lifted the Premier League trophy, Carragher had no doubt about the highlight of his Anfield career.

"Istanbul, nothing will beat that - the Champions League final," he unsurprisingly summised.

"We've won FA Cups, Carling Cups, the Uefa Cup but nothing compared to the Champions League.

"It's the biggest and best trophy that you can win as a footballer in club football."

Carragher will remain involved in the game, and next season will take up a punditry role with Sky Sports, having last summer featured on ITV's coverage of Euro 2012.

He'll be joined in the Sky Sports studio by a former rival in the shape of ex-Manchester United captain Gary Neville. 

And, ahead of the transition from player to full-time pundit, another retiring football legend has spoken of his admiration for the boy from Bootle.

"He's absolutely a player I admire. He's the epitome of a loyal, dedicated player who Liverpool have been lucky to have for more than a decade. I love him," said departing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on LFC.TV.

Praise indeed from a great rival.

 

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