1. He wasn’t afraid to get stuck in
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Carragher was a fine defender who was very much the embodiment of the typical take-no-prisoners-style centre half.
2. He’s always honest
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Check out this interview of a youthful Carragher admitting his allegiances belonged to the blue half of Merseyside prior to joining Liverpool.
3. He doesn’t like being called a ‘bottler’
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As an unfortunate Talksport employee discovered…
4. His confrontational interviews with reporters
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Perhaps Sky’s Andy Burton won’t miss him so much though.
5. He genuinely believes he’s at the biggest club in the world
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“Who’s bigger than Liverpool?”
6. The legendary stories about him
He never forgot his local roots.
7. He’s not afraid of Steven Gerrard
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There’s little chance of Gerrard getting too big for his boots with Carragher around.
8. His performance in the 2005 Champions League final
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Carragher’s display epitomised Liverpool’s never-say-die attitude, playing on even when he was clearly in pain owing to cramp.
9. His many own goals
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Carragher is second in the list of all-time Premier League own-goal scorers, and opposition fans at least will miss this unfortunate trait.
10. He was a model pro
If ever a player was needed to be relied upon, Carragher was your man.
11. His interesting use of the English language
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Carragher was never the most eloquent speaker in the world.
12. The hilarious impressions he inspired
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Check out this uncanny imitation of the Liverpool defender.