Sunday’s derby will be veteran’s final-ever meeting with local rivals.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged his Reds team-mates to beat Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday afternoon at Anfield so that veteran defender Jamie Carragher can experience victory in his final-ever clash with the Toffees.
Carragher, 35, announced his decision to finally hang up his boots at the end of this campaign at the turn of the year after 17 years at Anfield and despite suggestions that the centre back may make a dramatic U-turn this summer, it appears as though the former England international will stick to his decision after all.
And having called it a day, the 38-capped England international is going to become a TV pundit for broadcaster Sky Sports, which is why his skipper Gerrard so wants him to enjoy one final win against Liverpool’s fierce city rivals this Sunday afternoon, especially with Carragher being from the area.
“I think being local lads we feel the passion in the city,” Gerrard told the Sky Sports website.
“Jamie will be playing at the weekend, he will be one of the first on the teamsheet and has been brilliant since he came back into the team.
“We’re hoping to get a nice derby victory for Carra to remember because you will always remember your last derby.
“I’m going to miss him more than anyone. I’m close to Jamie on and off the pitch. It’s an emotional time him packing it in but he is going on to Sky and I’m sure he’ll do a fantastic job.”