Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has promised Jamie Carragher there will always be a job for him at the club after he retires as a player this weekend.
The 35-year-old will make his 737th and final Reds appearance against QPR on Sunday before moving into television punditry next season. However, Werner said the club would welcome back Carragher's experience with open arms.
"We wish Jamie well in his new career and the door will always be open for him at Liverpool," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"I really hope we see him back at the club one day because with all that experience and knowledge we know he has so much to offer.
"Whether it's as a coach, an analyst or whatever, there will always be a job for him here.
"We hoped he would play on for another season but we fully respect his decision to retire.
"He wants to leave the party before the last call and I understand that.
"I have nothing but admiration for him - both on and off the field.
"It's a big challenge to try to replace him. He's a unique individual and I think finding another player just like him will be impossible."