Liverpool veteran Carragher doesn't want to leave Anfield

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will discuss his Anfield future at the start of next season but the Reds' vice-captain has stressed he does not want to play for another team.

Reports in March suggested the 32-year-old would walk out on the club he joined as a youngster if he did not get a new contract offer with terms that suited him, but Carragher said he wanted to finish his career with Liverpool and had already broached the subject with manager Rafael Benitez.

"I've spoken to the manager about it and we both agreed that it would be better if we talked about it at the start of next season," said the centre-back. "But I want to finish my career at Liverpool. I don't want to play for anyone else."

He added: "There was an interview with a national newspaper and the headline was a bit misleading, saying that I would be prepared to leave Liverpool.

"Really, I said that if Liverpool didn't want me, I'd be forced to sign for someone else because I'd have no other option.

"I don't want to retire yet. I understand at my age, you can only make decisions season by season."

Carragher is keen to take up a coaching role when his playing days are over but does not feel his temperament is suited to youth development work.

"I've passed the UEFA B coaching badge and I'm considering the A badge at Lilleshall this summer," he told LFC Weekly. "I still haven't made my mind up what I'm going to do when I'm finished, but I'm doing this so I'm prepared and to see if I enjoy it.

"If I did go into coaching, it would have to be at a senior level. I'm passionate about football and all I've ever wanted to do is win.

"I'm not really the kind of person to have the patience to improve the kids at the Academy."

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