Jamie Carragher’s final game in a Liverpool shirt ended in victory on Sunday as the Reds walked away one goal winners against Queens Park Rangers. It was Philippe Coutinho, the Reds standout performer of 2013, who scored the only goal of the game, firing a drilled shot from distance midway through the first-half of a game which the hosts dominated. Coutinho will feel aggrieved that he hadn’t had a goal earlier in the game, with the referee deciding, incorrectly that a close range effort from the Brazilian hadn’t crossed the line. The narrow margin was complimentary to the visitors, with Liverpool having 27 shots in total, 20 of which were on target, with Robert Green putting in a solid display for the Hoops. Carragher nearly got in on the act himself in the early stages of the second-period, firing a thunderbolt of a shot from distance off the post. The defender was lighthearted about his near miss at the end of the fixture, stating: “I scored on my debut and it would have been nice if my shot [which hit the post] had gone in.” “I’m just getting the hang of shooting in my final game. It’s a bit late!!”
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