Jamie Carragher opens up about Liverpool’s failed title challenge in 2014
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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has spoken about Liverpool’s failed title challenge in 2014.
The former pro turned pundit retired the season before after 737 games in a red shirt and was involved in many glorious moments for the Merseyside giants.
One medal missing from his collection however is the Premier League.
Carragher failed to help Liverpool end their elusive wait for a league title and has since spoken about their challenge for the trophy the season after he hung up his boots.
Despite having no regrets over the timing of his retirement, Carragher has since said he could’ve made a difference in the second half of that game.
"I have no regrets about the timing of my retirement, but there is one thing I would have liked to do in the season after I retired and that's play the second half of the Chelsea game," said Carragher.
“I just wonder whether I could’ve brought something if I was out there. Stevie’s (Gerrard) head had gone a little bit, Suarez was gone and everything just seemed to go out the window.”
It’s a big what-if, but the leadership he brought could have been crucial to the back line at that late stage of the season.
That game was followed by a 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace, in which The Reds squandered a 3-0 lead, all but taking the title away from them.
Since then, Liverpool have ended that wait and were crowned champions of England under Jurgen Klopp in 2020.