Jamie Carragher: Brendan Rodgers has taken Liverpool to another level

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Brendan Rodgers has taken possession-based football to another level at the club

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Jamie Carragher made his Liverpool debut in 1997

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Jamie Carragher believes Brendan Rodgers has taken possession-based football to another level at Liverpool.

The Reds have endured a difficult season of transition after the 40-year-old replaced Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm last May.

Carragher revealed Rodgers places a huge emphasis on keeping the ball, and the centre-half can see the manager’s vision for the club starting to come fruition.

“We’ve always played football at the club but I would say that Brendan Rodgers has taken it on another level in terms of playing football,” Carragher told Liverpool’s website.

“He wants us to play even more football than I have ever been brought up to play.

“But we’ve always been a passing club and that will never change.”

In February, Carragher announced his plans to retire at the end of the season after a decorated 16-year career.

But the centre-half has enjoyed his return to the starting line-up in recent months after initially falling down the pecking order at Anfield.

“It was really good to be back,” added Carragher. “I’ve missed it over the past 12 months, so to have a run of games makes you really feel part of it.

“When you come in for the odd game now and then it’s great but you know that you have to come out [of the team] and you don’t really feel as much a part of things.

“Being in and amongst the lads is great. Knowing that you are going to play helps as well.

“Sometimes you go into games and you’re not sure, but if you know that you are playing, you can think about the opposition and start to get your mind ready for the game.”

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