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6th May, 2017 | 10:00am

Carragher hails Everton for sealing 28-year-old deal, draws comparisons with Liverpool

By Amir Mir

Jamie Carragher has hailed Everton for offering Seamus Coleman a new contract after he broke his leg in March.

The club confirmed on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that the 28-year-old has penned a new five-and-half-year contract.

Republic of Ireland international, Coleman was on the wrong end of a horror challenge from Wales’ Neil Taylor in April, which means he will miss at least six months of football.

As a result, Everton have offered their injured star a new deal as Carragher drew comparisons with his time at Liverpool.

“Brilliant that from Everton and Kenwright,” Carragher wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Parry and Moores did the same for me after I broke my leg at Blackburn in 2003.”

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Blackburn defender Lucas Neil was the player who challenged Carragher when he broke his leg during his playing days.

It resulted in him missing at least six months of football as Coleman will be hoping to make a successful recovery.

Prior to his injury, Coleman was one of Everton’s most consistent players, scoring four goals and supplying four assists from defence.

He had played 26 Premier League matches for his side, starting all those encounters and playing a pivotal role in his club’s success this term.

Since his leg break, Ronald Koeman’s team have since gone on to clinch a European spot despite losing their last fixture 3-0 to leaders Chelsea.

The Merseyside club will now prepare for a trip to relegation-threatened Swansea City on Saturday evening.

In other Everton news, supporters reacted on Twitter to Coleman’s new deal.

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