Jamie Carragher still frustrated that Rafa Benitez did little to keep Xabi Alonso at Liverpool

Jamie Carragher has revealed his frustration at the manner in which Xabi Alonso was sold by Liverpool – and blames former manager Rafa Benitez for not making more of an effort to keep the player.

The Spanish midfielder announced his retirement from the game this week after a glittering career in which he won the Champions League at Liverpool and Real Madrid, as well as successive Bundesligas with Bayern Munich.

Alonso began his career at Real Sociedad before moving to Liverpool in 2004, where he played an important part in two of Liverpool’s most famous victories: the heroic comebacks against AC Milan

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