Liverpool veteran defender Jamie Carragher has signed a new two-year deal to keep him at the club until the summer of 2013.
The 32-year-old put contract talks on hold earlier this year, but new Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson made it a priority to get Carragher to commit to a new deal.
Carragher has established himself as a key member of the Liverpool side and a big fans’ favourite since breaking into the team in January 1997.
The former England international enjoyed a testimonial against Everton last month as reward for his services to the club.
Carragher has made 641 appearances for the Reds and lies sixth on the all-time list of appearances made for the club.
Carragher is currently studying for his Uefa coaching badges and said last month: “I think I would find it very hard not to have football in my life.
“If I go down that road I might be coaching, scouting…I don’t know.
“Here would be great. But Liverpool always have top managers and you would have to earn your stripes.”