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Kelly has impressed everyone with his displays.
Jamie Carragher is a Liverpool legend, plain and simple. He's a hero to the fans and will go down in the annals of the clubs history as an all-time great. While club captain Steven Gerrard has long been described as the Heart of Liverpool Football Club, there is no question that is the Soul of the team. Carragher has never had any particular abilities that have made his stand out from the crowd, other than a huge heart and a burning desire to succeed. During the early part of his Liverpool career he was forced to overcome serious injury as well as a manager, Gerard Houllier, who seemed not to believe in him. Houllier never seemed sure what position Carragher was best in, so he moved him from right back, to centre back to left back and then to right back again. It didn't seem to phase Carragher who continually produced excellent displays and fought off the competition from the players bought to replace him. It wasn't until the arrival of Rafa Benitez that Carragher finally settled into the heart of the Liverpool defense on a permanent basis, but once he did there was no question that he was ever going to be moved again. Carragher was arguably Liverpool's most important player during their glorious Champions League campaign of 2004/05 turning in performances that drew comparisons to the legendary Anfield Iron, Tommy Smith. Since then, he has continued to excel. Or at least, he had.
Unfortunately, Carragher's best days are behind him. His performances dipped quite sharply for 18 months until the arrival of Kenny Dalglish sparked a revival. Despite that revival, I don't think he has long left as a starter at the highest level and the time has come to find a successor. Numerous players have been linked and many of them would be fine signings, however in my opinion, there is no need to buy a replacement for Jamie Carragher, there is simply a need for a passing of the torch, and a look around Melwood.