Posted: Thu February 7, 2013 12:19PM; Updated: Thu February 7, 2013 12:19PM

Liverpool's Jamie Carragher to retire, 700-plus games

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Jamie Carragher (right) and Liverpool are in seventh place in the Premier League.
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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 9.

Carragher says Thursday, "it has been a privilege and an honor 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.

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