He has clocked up over 640 appearances for the Reds and over the years has displayed the sprit and fight that Liverpool need right now but his form over the last few seasons and this season in particular has been questionable. This leaves us to ask the question whether or not the Merseyside club were right to offer him a new deal.
Sentiment would say yes because he has been a top quality player for the Merseyside club over the years but if recent form is anything to go by his time at the top is coming to an end. His lack of pace has been apparent in his performances this season and with Liverpool currently struggling at the bottom of the Premier League, offering him a new deal may be one of Roy Hodgson’s last significant decisions at the club and another one which he got wrong.
Liverpool fans hold Carragher in high regards as he has a local lad who has lived the dream playing for his boyhood club. Even some of them may now admit that is time for veteran defender to move on. The club need a fresh start and with new owners coming in it may have been the perfect time to let Carragher go on to pastures new before taking up retirement. Was Roy Hodgeson right to give the defender a new deal?