GUARDIAN – Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher to join Sky Sports panel of experts next season

• Liverpool defender will join Gary Neville in line-up of experts• ‘I don’t think there could be a better move for me’Sky Sports has strengthened its line-up of football experts even further by signing the Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.Carragher will join in August ahead of the season, adding to a line-up that includes Gary Neville, Jamie Redknapp, Graeme Souness, Niall Quinn and Alan Smith. The 2013-14 season on Sky Sports comprises over 500 live matches from the domestic, European and international game.Carragher said: “I watch Sky Sports all the time and I’m a huge fan. I can’t wait to be part of their coverage and work with the best in the business. What Sky has done for football for over 20 years is incredible and I’m thrilled to be part of their exciting plans for next season.”He continued: “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 focussed 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.”He joins us fresh from the changing room of one of the world’s biggest clubs and will be part of our incredible line-up of football experts, who between them boast 25 League titles, 10 European trophies and over 700 international caps.”Carragher has spent his entire playing career with Liverpool and in 734 appearances for the club, the 35-year old has won the Champions League, Uefa Cup, two Super Cups, two FA Cups and three League Cups. He is only the second player to reach the landmark of 500 Premier League appearances for one club and is Liverpool’s longest serving player.Jamie CarragherLiverpoolSky Sportsguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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GUARDIAN – Luis Suárez in ‘last chance saloon’ at Liverpool, says Graeme Souness

• Souness brands apparent bite ‘embarrassing’• ‘He is making it difficult for himself to stay at Liverpool’The former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness labelled Luis Suárez’s apparent bite on Branislav Ivanovic as “embarrassing” and believes the Uruguayan is now in the “last chance saloon” at the club.The controversial forward once more attracted the headlines for all the wrong reasons after appearing to bite Ivanovic midway through the second half of Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea.That the 26-year-old scored a late leveller to ensure the Merseyside club escaped with a 2-2 draw against the Champions League chasers at Anfield is very much an afterthought. Instead, much of the post-match reaction has centred on the incident with Ivanovic, with Souness stunned by the incident.”I’m not sure what to make of it really, embarrassing,” he said in his punditry role on Sky Sports 1. “A football club’s board of directors’ job is to attract and get the best football players and keep them at the football club. He is making it very difficult for himself to stay at Liverpool, I believe that puts him in the last chance saloon.”More important than any of that is to safeguard the good name of the football club. This club is a world renowned football club. It is up there with any Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, it is up there with any of them.”Souness believes the incident came at a bad time for Liverpool, who this week marked the 24th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.The 59-year-old pointed to Suárez’s chequered past that has seen him involved in several controversies in the Premier League.”People will be talking about this for a long, long time and it’s going to show Liverpool in a very bad light – especially in this week of all weeks, anniversary of Hillsborough,” he added.”If you look at Suárez’s track record in the past, his incident with Patrice Evra, this is not the first time he has bitten someone in a football match. It can’t happen again.”I firmly believe this puts him in the last chance saloon as a Liverpool player – the board have to see it that way because they’re risking everything this great football club stands for.”Luis SuárezGraeme SounessLiverpoolChelseaPremier Leagueguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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