Dalglish plans Carragher talks

Anfield captain Steven Gerrard this week signed a new long-term

contract at the club and accepted an offer to remain associated

with the Merseysiders when he retires.

Dalglish would also like Carragher to eventually take up a

similar position and discussions are set to take place with the

centre-back.

Carragher, who is second in Liverpool’s list of all-time

appearances after 683 games, turns 34 at the end of January and has

been out of the first team in the Premier League.

But Dalglish thinks the ex-England international is of identical

importance to Gerrard, as the Reds boss said: “We’ll have the same

conversations with Carra’ to see what his plans and ambitions are

and to see what he would like to do.

“We want to try and keep him involved at the football club for

as long as we can.

“It’s hugely important for us to keep people who have been great

servants like Stevie and Carra’ have been.

“If they want to be here, we should do what we can to try to

accommodate them.

“They are a fantastic asset to the football club both on and off

the pitch, and that’s something we should be looking to

develop.”