Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has laughed off suggestions that he may retire soon, and reiterated his desire to carry on playing at the highest level.
Having made over 650 appearances for Liverpool, Carragher is a legend on Merseyside and at 33 years old is in the twilight of his career.
Having retired from international football, Carragher still feels he has plenty left in the tank, and told the Liverpool echo, “I want to play for Liverpool as long as I can,”
“I picked up some of the papers after the Chelsea game and each one said ‘veteran Carragher’.
“It made me think to myself: ‘God, I mustn’t have too long left’.
“I know that at a minimum I have two-and-a-half years, and that time will fly.”
Carragher hopes Liverpool can kick on and finish in the top six to secure a European place next season, and is very excited about the prospect of Andy Carroll regaining his fitness and making his debut following his £35million move.
Talking about Carrolls threat, he said “We’ve had big tall lads, people like Heskey or Crouch who have done very well for us.
“But Carroll has that aggression that makes defenders fear him. He seems like a good lad, someone who’ll fit in.
“As a defender you know when you go into certain games against particular players that you’re going to have a hard day.
“There aren’t too many of them but I know few people will relish playing against Andy. You wake up in the morning and think, ‘Ah God, I don’t want to play against him’.
“Everyone who has faced him probably thinks, ‘I don’t need this today’.”