The 35-year-old predicts he will miss the dressing room environment after retirement - and that management may be the only way to experience it once again in the futureLiverpool defender Jamie Carragher has refused to rule out a move into coaching in the future.
The 35-year-old will retire from playing after Sunday's home match against QPR, and is set to become a pundit with Sky Sports next season.
But he has revealed it may not be too long before he returns to day-to-day involvement in the game in a coaching capacity.
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"There is nothing better than being successful and achieving things with your mates - they were great times for us. It is very difficult to replace that whatever job you go into.
"The closest is probably coaching and managing so I suppose if I do miss it so much I will look to get back in at some stage."
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Carragher's experience and passion would make him a great asset to any club as a coach, though expects the defender to assess his options before moving into management.
"Over the course of the next two to three years he will look to decide what he wants to do," the Reds boss said.
"There is no doubt if you are a footballer with the passion he has you are going to miss it. You are never going to take the football out of him.
"He has never ruled that (coaching) out but it is not at the forefront of his mind at the moment.
"I hope one day in the future we can look at that side."