"No Replacement Found" is what appears over the word “Carragher” when typed into an iPhone text box. It is perhaps the most fitting testament to Jamie Carragher and encapsulates perfectly how his supporters feel about him. It is something that Brendan Rodgers echoed when called Liverpool’s No. 23 “irreplaceable.”
With only six games left before the curtain comes down this stage of his Liverpool career, barring injury, it looks like 737 will round out his tally of performances.
Carragher’s relationship with Liverpool has spanned 26 years. There have been many more ups than downs, and at 35 years old his resurgence in form after taking over central defensive duties from the injured and out-of-form Martin Skrtel is proof of the football fire that still burns unabated inside of him.
But this is not a eulogy, rather a preface to the undoubtedly rich and accomplished future that will be the next chapter in his life. Because no matter what Jamie Carragher chooses to do, his legend will only continue to grow.
So what awaits the Red with blue roots after his final bow in a Liverpool jersey?