Jamie Carragher’s farewell ends up in an emotional Liverpool victory
Liverpool defender Jamie Carraggher admits it has been an emotional roller coaster ride for him as he wishes Anfield good-bye. The former England international played in his last match for Liverpool against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday night. Liverpool won the game 1-0, owing to a goal from the new Brazilian kid Philippe Coutinho.
The spotlight was on Jamie Carragher for the entire game. In the ending stage of the match Jamie Carragher showed his true colors with a superb strike from 25 yards out. Unfortunately, it struck the back of the post and his 737th appearance went without a goal. Nonetheless, Jamie Carragher was happy with the clean-sheet and a win.
“I'll have to watch it again - I thought it was in,” Jamie Carragher said after the game. “I'm not the type to get too emotional but it is emotional. I've got my friends and family in the stands but I just wanted to concentrate on the game. We got the win that we wanted and I can go and enjoy myself now.”
In an interview to LFC TV, Jamie Carragher admitted it was a special day for him, a day he will never forget. The 35-year-old defender said that he felt lucky to have created great memories in his journey.
“It was a special send-off for me and a day I'll never forget,” Jamie Carragher said. “I've been playing here a long time and it's sad to think I'll never play at this stadium again in a competitive game. But it has to come to an end at some stage and I've got some great memories.”
Ian Callaghan, who holds the all-time record for the most appearance under a Liverpool jersey 857 times, claims he wanted Jamie Carragher to beat his record. In order to break his record, Jamie Carragher would still need 121 appearances.
Ian Callagher played at Liverpool till he was 36 years old and then left the club to join Swansea City.
“I always feel as though records are there to be broken. I'm very proud of the record that I have,” Ian Callaghan said.
“Just think of all the great players who have played for Liverpool. I feel proud to know I hold that particular record. "But if anybody was going to beat the record, I would have loved it to be Jamie because he's a Liverpool lad.
“He's a great player and the enthusiasm he has shown for 16 years for the game at Liverpool is just phenomenal.
“I've enjoyed watching his career. Apart from being a great player, he's a fantastic organizer on the field and Liverpool will miss him, because you watch Jamie play and he makes other players around him play.”