Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has officially retired from the game and will take a seat on Sky Sports as one of the pundits from next season onwards.

However, he won't go without giving his thoughts on some of the best ever footballers he has played with and against.

The defender made his Liverpool debut back in 1997 and he went on to make over 500 appearances for his boy-hood club and during that time, he has played with and against some of the games best. The veteran has been part of many strong Liverpool sides, that have won FA Cups, League Cups and European silverware. 

But who did Carragher pick in his ultimate Liverpool XI and ultimate opposition XI?

Find out below: 

Liverpool XI

Goalkeeper: Pepe Reina
Opposition XIRight-back: Steve Finnan
Centre-back: Sami Hypia
Centre-back: Daniel Agger
Left-back: John Arne Riise
Centre-midfield: Steven Gerrard
Centre-midfield: Xabi Alonso
Centre-midfield: Didi Hamann
Forward: Michael Owen
Forward: Robbie Fowler
Forward: Luis Suarez
Three Subs: Fernando Torres, Markus Babbel, Javier Mascherano

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Buffon
Right-back: Cafu
Centre-back: Fabio Cannavaro
Centre-back: Marcel Desailly
Left-back: Paolo Maldini
Centre-midfield: Roy Keane
Centre-midfield: Xavi
Centre-midfield: Andres Iniesta
Forward: Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward: Thierry Henry
Forward: Lionel Messi
Three Subs: Alessandro Nesta, Patrick Vieira, Didier Drogba



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