Carragher bows out with a victory
Posted On May 20, 2013
Jamie Carragher’s final game for Liverpool ended in victory as the Reds edged past relegated Queens Park Rangers at Anfield.
Philippe Coutinho’s strike, appropriately after 23 minutes, secured all three points for the club, who finished on 61 points, their best total in three years.
The goal was assisted by 17 year old winger Jordan Ibe, who was given his first team debut by Brendan Rodgers, while Martin Skrtel, who has been linked with a move away from the club, started for the first time in over two months alongside Carragher, who almost fired in a second from thirty yards.
The 35 year old, who was given a guard of honour onto the pitch, was substituted with five minutes to play to applause, and chants of “we all dream of a team of Carraghers’” from the home fans.
Meanwhile, the club have once again been linked with a move for England U21 left back Danny Rose, who has impressed on loan at Sunderland this season.
Brendan Rodgers has a reported budget of £20 million for new players this summer, but that sum would increase should he off load players, such as Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Jose Enrique.