Liverpool have had a number of one club legends down the years. We’ve seen one club men and stars who have lit up the stage for only a brief time. The turn of the 21st Century saw the rise of two Scousers who came to define the first decade and a half of the 2000s for Liverpool. One of them could’ve left towards the end of his career. Ally McCoist has admitted he Rangers tried to sign Jamie Carragher.
Carra, proper Scouser
Jamie Carragher rose through the youth ranks at Liverpool and went on to become an Anfield legend despite being a boyhood Evertonian.
He played nearly every position throughout his time at the club.
A striker in the academy, a midfielder as he was breaking through and eventually an iconic centre back, the man embodied the club.
He was the epitome of the hard as nails centre back which has characterised the English game over the years.
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Carra retired with 737 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions – a ridiculous tally.
Rangers tried to sign Carragher
Speaking on talkSPORT, Ally McCoist admitted Rangers tried to sign Jamie Carragher when he was manager.
The ex-Rangers boss admitted that he pursued the Scouser when he was retiring from Liverpool, telling the show:
“I tried to sign him, believe it or not, when he was leaving Liverpool.
“I phoned Gary McAllister and tried to get him, but obviously he was going into the media circles and is doing very well at that.”
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Hey! Someone wanted to sign Carra! Who’d have thought it?
It is no surprise that Rangers wanted Jamie Carragher as he left Liverpool.
It is likely the only circumstance in which the Scouser would’ve left the Reds – in the twilight of his career.
Thankfully he didn’t make the switch to the Glasgow and he remained a one club man.
We may also have been denied his punditry career and we couldn’t do without Carra’s keen analysis.