It is a sad moment reading the announcement, but would rather look at it and celebrate everything he's given to the club over the years. He's won everything a club player can win other than the title. He's been a constant in the starting line up till the last couple seasons, and as we saw in our last two matches still has a lot to give. And, while I think he still has a lot to give to the club off the pitch, and no matter if that is a movement into coaching/management or in a few years, I can only say thank you.
I hope the team and fans can use it to our advantage as some sort of added motivation, can you imagine the support he is going to get in every game now?! Every match will be a celebration of the great man, I hope it has a galvanising effect. It would be so sweet to see him lift the Europa league in his last ever game.
Saw this quote from Gudjohnsen and had to pop it in here (from CL semi 2005)
"I thought it was going in but Carragher had cloned himself, he seemed to be everywhere"