Carragher believes a lot of the stick his former teammate gets is unjust.
“There's no doubt, in speaking to Michael, he's been desperate to do this book and get a lot off his chest for a while," he said.
“I tried to stop him doing both!
“It hurts Michael and his family, but hopefully this book will let people know the real story and why he came to these decisions.
“My only hope in reading it is he doesn't go into too much detail about the Liverpool FC Christmas parties!"