'Who's bigger than Liverpool?' 12 reasons why we'll miss Jamie Carragher

The club legend announced today that he’ll be retiring at the end of the season.

1. He wasn’t afraid to get stuck in

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Carragher was a fine defender who was very much the embodiment of the typical take-no-prisoners-style centre half.

2. He’s always honest

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Check out this interview of a youthful Carragher admitting his allegiances belonged to the blue half of Merseyside prior to joining Liverpool.

3. He doesn’t like being called a ‘bottler’

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As an unfortunate Talksport employee discovered…

4. His confrontational interviews with reporters

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Perhaps Sky’s Andy Burton won’t miss him so much though.

5. He genuinely believes he’s at the biggest club in the world

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“Who’s bigger than Liverpool?”

6. The legendary stories about him

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He never forgot his local roots.

7. He’s not afraid of Steven Gerrard

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There’s little chance of Gerrard getting too big for his boots with Carragher around.

8. His performance in the 2005 Champions League final

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Carragher’s display epitomised Liverpool’s never-say-die attitude, playing on even when he was clearly in pain owing to cramp.

9. His many own goals

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Carragher is second in the list of all-time Premier League own-goal scorers, and opposition fans at least will miss this unfortunate trait.

10. He was a model pro

If ever a player was needed to be relied upon, Carragher was your man.

11. His interesting use of the English language

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Carragher was never the most eloquent speaker in the world.

12. The hilarious impressions he inspired

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Check out this uncanny imitation of the Liverpool defender.

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