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'Fantastic': Jamie Carragher buzzing over news out of Liverpool
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'Fantastic': Jamie Carragher buzzing over news out of Liverpool

Liverpool have appointed Anfield legend John Barnes to a role as club ambassador.

The Reds icon’s new role will involve him acting on behalf of the club at various events at home and abroad.

Barnes, one of Liverpool’s best ever players, joins fellow Anfield legend Ian Rush as an official ambassador.

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And fellow Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher is buzzing over the decision.

He took to Twitter with the following message in response to the Reds’ announcement:

Barnes, who won two league titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup at Liverpool, can’t wait to get started.

“It’s a fantastic honour for me to be made an ambassador for this great club and all it stands for,” he told the Reds media team.

“I loved representing LFC as a player and I’m relishing the prospect of wearing the beloved Liver bird crest on my chest once again – albeit on a suit this time around.”

Barnes also took to Twitter to thank Liverpool fans who had wished him well:

‘True legend’

Billy Hogan, CEO of Liverpool FC, added: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome John Barnes as an LFC ambassador.

“He is a true legend at this football club, and we know how much Liverpool Football Club means to him.

“John had a huge impact in his 10 years here, both on and off the pitch.

“We look forward to seeing the impact he will have moving forward in his ambassadorial role.”

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Barnes made 407 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 108 goals, and remains one of the greatest players in the club’s history.

Indeed, he was very much one of the greatest players of his generation, and he absolutely adores the club too.

As Carragher and many other fans have said, Barnes is a fantastic choice to become one of Liverpool’s new ambassadors.

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