Career in Pictures: Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

Third time lucky

Carragher (right) battling against Aston Villa’s Sasa Curcic.

Carragher managed to score just four goals for Liverpool in over 700 games for the club, so it will come as a surprise to learn that the defender netted his first goal on just his third senior appearance.

After making his first-team debut against Middlesbrough in the League Cup on January 8, 1997, and then following his Premier League bow against West Ham United just three days later, the centre-half headed home Liverpool’s opening goal against Aston Villa in a 3-0 league win at Anfield on January 18.

Though, he didn’t feature for the rest of the 1996-97 campaign.

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