Carra waits on contract talks

Long-serving defender Jamie Carragher has revealed that talks over extending his Liverpool contract will begin at the start of next season.

Carragher, 32, recently backtracked on previous comments that he was prepared to leave Anfield when his current contract expires in 12 months' time.

The Bootle-born defender claimed he wanted to end his career with the only club he has ever played for and Carragher now expects talks to begin towards the end of the summer.

"I've spoke to the manager about it and we both agreed that it would be better if we talked about it at the start of next season," Carragher told the club's official website.

"There was an interview with a national newspaper and the headline was a bit misleading, saying that I would be prepared to leave Liverpool.

"Really, I said that if Liverpool didn't want me, I'd be forced to sign for someone else because I'd have no other option.

"I don't want to retire yet. I understand at my age, you can only make decisions season by season. But I want to finish my career at Liverpool. I don't want to play for anyone else."

Carragher will now mark 14 years at Liverpool with a testimonial against city rivals Everton on September 4.

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