Veteran will play his last game for the Reds on Sunday against QPR.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has insisted that there will always be a role for retiring defender Jamie Carragher at Anfield beyond the end of this season, reports the Daily Mirror.
Carragher, 35, will finally bring down the curtain on his illustrious 17-year Reds career after Sunday afternoon’s final Premier League game of the season against already relegated Queens Park Rangers at Anfield.
And despite efforts by head coach Brendan Rodgers to persuade the former England international to reverse his decision to retire this summer and play one more campaign with the club, Carragher is insistent that this weekend will signal the end of his playing career.
“We wish Jamie well in his new career and the door will always be open for him at Liverpool,” Werner told the Liverpool Echo.
“We hoped he would play on for another season but we fully respect his decision to retire.
“He wants to leave the party before the last call and I understand that.
“I have nothing but admiration for him – both on and off the field.
“It’s a big challenge to try to replace him. He’s a unique individual and I think finding another player just like him will be impossible.”
Carragher made his Liverpool debut in 1996 and in the intervening period the player has made 736 appearances for the Merseyside giants, winning the Uefa Champions League, the Uefa Cup, three League Cups and two FA Cups, as well as 38 England caps in an 11-year international career.