However, he probably feared that he wouldn’t be able to join his Monday Night Football colleagues - including both Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs this evening - for a brief moment this afternoon.
Carragher was ‘helping out’ on a clothing stall outside Anfield when a police officer approached him.
The officer asked Carragher: “Have you got a traders’ license?”
The retired footballer, looking a little taken aback, replied: “No. I thought I didn’t need one!”
Video: Carragher gets 'arrested'
The Sky Sports pundit, who is working on tonight’s big clash at Anfield, then cheekily added: “[The clothes] fell off the back of a lorry!”
The police officer, in good humour, then added: “Ah, carry on then!”
Seconds later, the officer then stepped up the comedy routine by pretending to arrest the former Liverpool centre-back, much to the amusement of the Liverpool fans watching on.
Carragher then made his excuses and dash off to Anfield to begin work ahead of tonight’s match.
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