Liverpool boss Benitez admits Carragher contract talks stalled

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits new contract talks with Jamie Carragher have stalled.

After initial talks between Carragher and Liverpool about extending his 14-year career at the club, the 32-year-old is keen to discover first whether he can retain his place in Benitez’s line-up next season.

Benitez said: “There is no news about Carragher. We have spoken to him and he was very clear that at this ­moment he just wants to concentrate on doing his job.

“When you are considering contracts for players who are over 30 it is not the same as when you are talking to players who are 25. With Carra we have to see. He is fit and he is doing well and we will see. We don’t have a club rule about players over 30, but it does depend on the individual.

“I think Jamie prefers the situation as it is. The information I have is that he is comfortable with how things are and that he wants to wait.”