Jamie Carragher opens up on his heartbreak and Premier League regret

Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher reflects on his career.

Jamie Carragher enjoyed a decorated and successful playing career with Liverpool, winning the FA Cup twice, the League Cup thrice and the UEFA Cup once.

The former England international defender also won the Champions League with the Reds in 2005, but one competition that he did not clinch in his illustrious career was the Premier League.

And that is what Carragher wishes he could have achieved.

‘If I could have one wish, it would be to have won the Premier League’, the 36-year-old told the FourFourTwo magazine. ‘The closest we came to winning it was in 2008-09. I wouldn’t say we should have won the league, but we can Manchester United close and had a very good season’.

Liverpool did come quite close to winning the Premier League in the 2008-09 season when Rafael Benitez was the manager.

Manchester United claimed the title that campaign, finishing just four points above the Merseyside outfit, who ended up second, with Chelsea coming up third.

Carragher also spoke about the heartbreak he suffered after losing the 2007 Champions League final.

Liverpool had stunned AC Milan two years earlier in the final of the same competition in Istanbul, coming from three goals down to get the better of the Italian giants 3-2 on penalties.

But in 2007, it was Milan who won the final in Athens, a double from Filippo Inzaghi giving them a 2-1 victory over the Reds.

Carragher said: ‘The day football broke my heart was the 2007 Champions League final... I think we had a better team in 2007, and the performance we put in was enough to win the game’.

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