Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher: I’ve silenced my critics with recent form

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher reckons his recent Reds form has silenced the centre-half's critics from the start of the season

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Jamie Carragher made his Liverpool debut in 1997

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Jamie Carragher believes his recent performances have silenced the Liverpool defender’s critics from the start of the season.

Many predicted the 35-year-old would struggle to adapt to Brendan Rodgers’s preferred style of play after the Northern Irishman replaced Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in May.

Carragher did initially find it hard to break into the Liverpool first-team, but the veteran defender has been a mainstay in the Reds starting line-up in recent months.

And the former England international, who is set to retire at the end of the season, is hoping to maintain his current form heading into the final months of a decorated Liverpool career.

“At the start of the season I was aware that some people were saying I wouldn’t suit Rodgers’ style of football. But I think I have put that to bed in the last few games I have played,” Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.

“I think I’ve played well this season, without blowing my own trumpet. Even earlier in the season when I was playing in Europe and in the Carling Cup, I was quite pleased with how I performed.

“Hopefully I can carry that through to the end of the season.

“I enjoy the international week because you get to see some of the young lads who have come down from the academy.

“It’s a good time to recharge physically and mentally and get ready for Aston Villa [on Sunday].”

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