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Carragher considers life after Liverpool

Jamie Carragher has admitted considering a future away from Liverpool. The defender has been with the Anfield outfit for his entire career, having come through the ranks of the club's youth team to make his mark as a Kop hero.

"The idea of being described as a 'squad player' doesn't appeal to me," he told the News of the World.

"I dread to think the time might come to play somewhere other than Liverpool. For as long as I'm good enough to be in the team here, I'm playing and I feel physically I can do myself justice, there's nowhere else I'd want to be.

"But like anyone at this stage of their career, I have no choice but to think about the possibilities beyond that.

"I've only ever known one club, but I'm interested in how other clubs operate. There's more to football than The Liverpool Way and I'd like to hear different ideas."

Former team-mate Robbie Fowler is currently playing in Australia, while following in the footsteps of former England captain David Beckham and heading to America is another option Carragher could consider.

"An experience like that appeals to me," he admitted. "The only thing that might put me off is whether the kids and family would want to move.

"But I like the idea that when I've gone as far as I can at Liverpool I could enjoy that kind of vastly different experience.

"Sometimes you feel something new is exciting. If I did play anywhere else I think that's the route I'd look at.

"It wouldn't be for football reasons, but to get a sense of a different way of life.

"I'm not sure I'd get anything out of playing for a Premier League team struggling in mid-table or fighting relegation. I'd get no satisfaction and wouldn't see the point of putting myself through it. I'd just be giving my body a battering, really."

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