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Carragher: I want to stay forever

01 Apr 2010 - 11:17:37

Jamie Carragher has ended the speculation surrounding his future after claiming he does want to see out his career with Liverpool after all.

Carragher, 32, suggested last month that he could leave his hometown club at the end of his current contract.

The long-serving defender suggested he would have "no problem" moving on in summer 2011 should the club decide not to offer him fresh terms.

However, the club vice-captain has now clarified those comments by claiming he wants to stay with the Reds for the remainder of his career.

Carragher, who made his first-team debut in 1997, said: "I don't want to leave Liverpool, I want to stay here for the rest of my career."

Meanwhile, Carragher will not be making a U-turn over his decision in 2007 to make himself unavailable for England selection.

A lack of international opportunities led to a disillusioned Carragher calling time on his England career three years ago.

"I will be watching and, of course, I'd love to play at the World Cup," he said.

"You watch on and think 'could I have got in the squad?' But I made the decision not just on the spur of the moment for a few weeks, it was to prolong my career and I stand by that."

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