Sir Alex will retire this Sunday after the game with West Brom and will be joined in retirement by Jamie Carragher. The defender has been a Liverpool stalwart for over 10 years and in his time at the club has faced Sir Alex a whopping 33 times.
Speaking to LFCTV in a documentary on the defender’s career, Sir Alex enthused over Carragher claiming Liverpool were lucky to have him:
“He’s absolutely a player I admire.
“He’s the epitome of a loyal, dedicated player who Liverpool have been lucky to have for more than a decade.
“He’s been a bedrock of their defensive qualities for years and years.
“I loved him. He’s a fantastic example for any young lad that wants to play the game. He’s been a really, really good professional.
He’s absolutely the type of player a manager wants. I used to rave about Brucie [Steve Bruce] and the nine years he had with us, and I think Jamie Carragher is that exact same mould – can play with injuries, gets knocked about and gets back up, hardly misses a game.
“You’re lucky to have players like that. I was lucky to have Steve Bruce and he is the same type of player. A fantastic player.”