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Jamie Carragher Admits He’d Give Up Television For Liverpool Coaching Job

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The entertaining defender-turned-pundit said he’d only give up his Sky Sports job for one club.

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After over 700 appearances in Red, Liverpool legend and famous Scouser Jamie Carragher used his years of footballing knowledge to venture into television punditry. He’s now on Sky Sports’ staple Monday Night Football alongside former rival and current foil Gary Neville, where his expertise, particularly in the area of defense, can really shine.

Carragher has admitted that he would only be tempted away from his successful TV gig if a certain club came calling:

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Did I get your attention? Ok, it’s Liverpool. Obviously it’s Liverpool.

Carragher picked up his coaching badges year ago, while still playing for the club, and made no secret about the fact that he one day hoped to work as part of the Liverpool coaching staff after retirement.

Sky Sports came calling first, though, and while Carragher doesn’t seem to have any regrets about his decision, he does admit that if the opportunity ever came to coach for his beloved Reds, he’d take it.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph Podcast, Carragher said, "It would have to be a very special role. I think there has to be only one with Liverpool Football club and the first team.

"I don't mean managing in terms of when I say 'one', that wouldn't be realistic at all, but maybe being asked to be involved in the first team at Liverpool. Helping a foreign manager, helping Steven Gerrard. Who knows?

"That is not a guarantee I would do it because I value the role I have at the moment - but it would only be one club."

Carragher’s commitment to the club he dedicated his entire footballing career to doesn’t exactly come as a shock, but the idea of him one day bellowing out orders on the touch line the way he used to at his back line is, at least, an entertaining prospect.