Thommo tips Carra for hot seat

Former Liverpool captain Phil Thompson says he expects defender Jamie Carragher to one day become a manager.

Thompson believes Carragher’s love for the game, passion and enthusiasm will help him go a long way in his managerial career in the future.

“I would think he definitely has what it takes to be a manager one day,” Thompson told the club’s official web site.

“He’s got passion, enthusiasm and organisational skills. He loves his football and that’s the biggest thing you need in order to carry on after playing. He has a real desire and love for the game in abundance.

“He’s also a student of the game. When Gerard and I were here, and I’m sure Rafa has noticed this too, it was clear that Jamie watches everything football-wise. He’ll watch Football First on a Saturday night and analyse other teams. He wants the knowledge and he wants to understand the game.

“And he’s learned from the likes of Gerard and Rafa how all the fine details need to be spot on.”