Football: Liverpool central defender Carragher, 35, to retire this summer

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) - Liverpool says long-serving defender Jamie Carragher will retire at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old Carragher has been at Liverpool since the age of nine.

Carragher, a one-club man, said on Thursday: "It has been a privilege and an honour to represent this great club for as long as I have."

Only Ian Callaghan has made more appearances for Liverpool than the 700-plus by Carragher.