Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher takes his seat in the dugout

December 30, 2019

first_img1 Jamie Carragher was in the home dugout at the New York Stadium Jamie Carragher was in the home dugout at the New York Stadium in Rotherham where England Under-17s beat their German counterparts 2-1 on Friday night.The former Liverpool captain has been helping under-17s coach Steve Cooper at St George’s Park this week as part of the Football Association’s plan to involve former players in the England youth coaching set up.Carragher, who won 38 senior England caps, addressed the players on Tuesday and helped with training in the build-up to Friday’s friendly against the Germans.The former centre-back chatted with Cooper on the touchline during the match, which England won thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Niall Ennis.Carragher’s former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard gave a talk to the under-19s after their 5-1 victory against Japan last week.And former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand will give a talk to the England Under-16 squad before they fly to the Nike Tournament in Florida next week.FA technical director Dan Ashworth said of the trio’s involvement: “I am delighted that we’ve got such fantastic role models working with our development teams.“One of the big parts of the England DNA, when we launched our philosophy, was to be able to tell young players what it meant to play for the Three Lions.“Steven, Jamie and Rio’s experiences on and off the pitch are vital and I am both happy and grateful to them all, that they want to pass on their advice to our young players.”last_img

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