Jamie Carragher eager to add more medals to his Liverpool collection
Jamie Carragher insists he is desperate to add more winners' medals to his Liverpool collection after Reds' Carling Cup win
Jamie Carragher has insisted he is desperate to win more trophies before calling time on his Liverpool career.
The 34-year-old came on as a second-half substitute in the Reds’ 3-2 penalty shoot-out victory over Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final last month.
And Carragher, who has won the Champions League and Uefa Cup with the Reds, has now set his sights on another Wembley appearance in the FA Cup final this term.
“There was a time when I thought we weren’t going to get to another final,” Carragher told LFC magazine.
“I want to win more before the end of my career. That’s why I’m desperate for the FA Cup and to play in Europe again.
“At the moment we’re definitely in the Europa League and I know people knock it but I’d love to reach the final of that competition. I’ve been to three in Europe so far. To have four in your career would be a fantastic achievement.
“At the end of a career you’re desperate more than ever for medals, grabbing as much as you can as you go.”
Carragher is currently behind Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel in Kenny Dalglish’s pecking order at centre-half, and the veteran defender admitted this season has been frustrating.
“I can’t lie, it has been difficult at times. But I’ve said it loads of times in interviews: you have to be respectful to the manager and the other players,” Carragher said.
“Privately at times I’m frustrated but that’s because I’m a footballer, I want to play and I’m passionate. I wouldn’t be here in the first place otherwise. I love the game. But I realise this happens to everyone at a certain age. It also reminds me what I’ve done.
“I sometimes think, ‘Jesus Christ, I’ve played for Liverpool’s first-team pretty much every week for 16 years.’
“When you do it every week, it slips your mind a little but when you play the odd game against Oldham or Brighton at Anfield in the cups and you leave the pitch knowing you’ve won well and done alright yourself, it’s a great feeling. So it sinks in more when you’re not playing.”