Last Updated: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:18
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits losing Jamie Carragher in the summer will be a blow and is planning to sign a replacement.
Carragher has confirmed he will hang up his boots at the end of the season and Rodgers admits the veteran defender will be hard to replace.
The former England international was used sparingly in the first-half of the season but has been a first-team regular since January.
Rodgers feels he already has decent options in defence but has indicated he will be looking to bring in another centre-half ahead of the 2013/2014 campaign.
"I will miss him because he is a good man, a lover of football and he puts everything into training every day," said Rodgers. "There is no player who is ever irreplaceable but he is a big loss because you can see his experience and how he leads the line.
"We are going to be light in that area so between now and the end of the season we have to assess it as that is the one area of the field where we haven't brought anyone in.
"You need someone in there who is vocal and organises the line and he does that remarkably well.
"I also have really good players here - Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel - and between now and the end of the season we know we need to strengthen the group and that is what we will look to do.
"If it is not something we have in the group then we may need that type of character in there who can organise and lead."
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