Carragher admits not being regarded as a "traitor" by fans is important to him.
âHow do you go out when you have been at the club for so long?â he told the Daily Express. âCan you imagine the reaction if I had been looking to move on around the time of the two Champions League finals?
âLook at Steve McManaman. He left when he was 27, in his prime, and went to Real Madrid and he is not thought that well of here now.
âI would rather have done what Iâve done but sometimes, towards the end of your career, people say, âHe shouldnât be playing, heâs too old, heâs goneâ.
âWhen you do finish, itâs a case of, âHe should have gone 12 months agoâ. But if you did finish when you were playing at your best, people would say youâre a traitor.â