Premier League - Carragher bids emotional farewell

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admitted he had an emotional afternoon after playing his last match for the club at Anfield before retirement.

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Jamie Carragher last game for Liverpool was an emotional affair (PA Sport)

Philippe Coutinho's 23rd-minute goal settled the encounter against relegated QPR but all the attention was on the veteran centre-back on his 737th and final appearance.

He almost capped it with a superb goal - he scored on his full debut in front of the Kop - but his sweetly-struck 25-yard shot cannoned back off the post.

"I'll have to watch it again - I thought it was in," said the 35-year-old.

"I'm not the type to get too emotional but it is emotional. I've got my friends and family in the stands but I just wanted to concentrate on the game.

"We got the win that we wanted and I can go and enjoy myself now."

He added on LFC TV: "It was a special send-off for me and a day I'll never forget.

"I've been playing here a long time and it's sad to think I'll never play at this stadium again in a competitive game.

"But it has to come to an end at some stage and I've got some great memories."

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