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Steven Gerrard: I could not persuade Jamie Carragher to delay his retirement
Published : 11 Feb 2013 15:37:01
legend Carragher announced last week that this season will be his last, but
only after Gerrard repeatedly tried to change his mind.
"I've known a little bit longer than other people. I've tried just as hard as everyone else to try to keep him going for a bit longer," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
"He bounced a few things off me, but he's made the decision himself along with his family. He's basically taken no notice of what I said because I was trying for him to push on for another year.
"At times this season it has been difficult for him not being a regular starter because he has been a starter since he made his debut. "I can respect and understand his decision. We're all going to come to that moment in our careers.