For as long as Liverpool supporters can remember, there have been three certainties in life: death, taxes and Jamie Carragher patrolling the back line. The Merseyside-born defender (who was actually brought up as an Everton supporter) has been Liverpool’s centerpiece for over 500 games. However, despite fighting his way into the starting 11 (and finally finding his shooting boots), Carragher has decided to call it quits on a career that included 38 international caps, two FA Cups and a European Championship.
While losing their most vocal defender is obviously a big blow for a Liverpool side that has been struggling to compete, the club has already taken steps towards replacing the retiring legend. Here are a few potential options for replacing the beloved vice captain.