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Roy Hodgson has confirmed Jamie Carragher will be offered a new contract at Liverpool.

Liverpool fail to bring Hyypia back to Anfield in coaching role

Roy Hodgson has confirmed Jamie Carragher will be offered a new contract at Liverpool once the club's ownership saga is resolved. Reds defender Carragher is into his final year of his current deal on Merseyside and plans for a new contract have been on hold with the uncertainty surrounding the club's future under American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Concerns have been raised that the 32-year-old centre-back, who was part of the England set-up during the World Cup, could leave after the current campaign but Liverpool boss Hodgson expects the defensive stalwart to remain at Anfield. "I'm sure it [a contract extension] will be a priority," said Hodgson, whose team were drawn against Turkish outfit Trabzonspor in the Europa League play-offs on Friday. "Quite frankly so much has happened in the last five weeks, the hours I've spent at the club are enormous, that we haven't actually got round to discussing contracts with players. "I now know that Carragher has got one year left. That's the only contract of a player that I know about. If you asked me how many years the others have got, I haven't got a clue."

Thwarted

Hodgson is also confident Carragher and skipper Steven Gerrard will remain part of the Liverpool furniture for life, while revealing he has made an unsuccessful attempt to bring Sami Hyypia back to the club as a coach. "I can see players like Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard never leaving Liverpool Football Club. I can see them always being part of the club," added the 62-year-old. "In the same way I'm a bit disappointed that my attempts to bring Sami Hyypia back failed. It only failed because he's so important to Bayer Leverkusen. "We couldn't get him out of his contract. He's one I would also put in the Jamie Carragher-Steven Gerrard mould, Liverpool for life. "Unfortunately he was let go at the end of the season before last and we can't get him back. He's too valuable to them."

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