Only yesterday we were highlighting Jamie Carragher’s long Anfield career and the player has today announced some preliminary plans for a Liverpool XI v Everton XI testimonial to be held at Anfield on the 4th September.
Proceeds from the testimonial will go towards the 23 Foundation, a charity set up by the player. Players such as Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Didi Hamann and Michael Owen are likely to take part.
“It has been in the pipeline for four or five months and I’m delighted now that I can start to talk about it properly.
“Everton were always my first idea. If we had gone for a foreign team, they would have incurred appearance fees and travel costs.
“But that is not what this game is going to be about; the money we raise is for the city of Liverpool and Merseyside in general.
“Everyone knows I was an Evertonian when I was a kid and I thought it would be appropriate for the two teams in my life to have a game of football.”
Jamie Carragher has been the subject of some contract speculation towards the end of this season. He has one year left on his contract and the reds have not yet formally offered him a contract extension but Jamie insisted that there is no rush to sort anything out until the start of next season.
“I’ve spoken to the manager about it and we both agreed that would be better.
“I don’t want to retire yet. I understand at my age, you can only make decisions season by season.
“But I want to finish my career at Liverpool. I don’t want to play for anyone else.”