Carragher joins Sky Sports’ dream team as Neville relishes sparring with Liverpool trio….

Jamie Carragher is the latest star name to join Sky Sports as a pundit and will begin work at the start of next season.

The Liverpool defender, who retires at the end of this campaign, will join Gary Neville, Graeme Souness and former team-mate Jamie Redknapp as part of Sky’s team of football experts.

But Sportsmail’s Charles Sale exclusively revealed that Sky had lined up Carragher as a pundit.Soccer players

The 35-year-old has already appeared on television screens, working for ITV as a pundit during last year’s European Championship in Ukraine and Poland. 

He was praised for his outspoken views and readily clashed with other guests, notably former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane.

Carragher said: ‘I don’t think there could be a better move for me: to retire from one of the world’s best football clubs at the end of the season and then join one of the world’s best broadcasters.

‘Until that time comes, I’ll remain fully focused on my remaining playing career with Liverpool and I’m looking forward to ending the season with good results.’

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: ‘Jamie has everything you want in an expert analyst; opinions, experience and incredible knowledge.

‘He’s hugely respected throughout the game and I know his immense insight on today’s players, teams and tactics will make our football coverage even better.’

Carragher, who has played more than 700 games for Liverpool and won 12 trophies in a 17-year career at the club, will start his new career at Sky in August.

And Neville welcomed Carragher’s arrival by posting the picture below on Twitter. He joked: ‘Utd v Liv should be interesting next year- Souness, Redknapp and Carragher!Outnumbered!! Going to need a strong ref!’

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