Jamie Carragher: Liverpool will reap rewards of blooding youngsters
Liverpool centre-half Jamie Carragher praises manager Brendan Rodgers for blooding the club's young stars this term
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool will reap the rewards of blooding youngsters Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom this season.
Brendan Rodgers has placed his faith in the young trio, with Sterling starting every Premier League game since making his debut in a 2-2 draw with champions Manchester City in August.
Although Liverpool are currently in a disappointing 13th place, Carragher backed his manager’s selection policy and praised the impact of the young trio.
“They have done really well all season,” Carragher told Liverpool’s website.
“To go away from home to a place like Stamford Bridge, probably the toughest place we’ve been to this season, and come away with a positive result bodes well for the future.
“The young lads who were out there – Andre, Raheem and Suso – all played their part.
“I thought Suso did really well when he came on, he did the same when he came on against Anzhi [last Thursday] as well.
“They were not just playing against one of the top teams in the country, but one of the top teams in Europe.
“It’s a great learning curve for them. They are doing really well for us and that’s why the manager keeps picking them.
“You have to think of the benefits they will get from experiences like that in the future.
“Credit to them and also credit to the manager for putting them in there. He’s been very brave the way he has given the young players a chance.”