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Carragher happy to be team man

12 November 2012 06:27

Jamie Carragher says he is happy at Liverpool despite the decline in his playing time under Brendan Rodgers.

The 34-year-old was speaking after Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, a game that saw Carragher make his first Premier League appearance of the season.

"We all want to play but I understand the stage of my career that I am at now," Carragher told Sky Sports.

"There's always new players coming in. We’re a top club that lots of players want to play for, so we've got lots of internationals there. I would never cause a problem here, I'm delighted just to be involved and if the manager needs me I'll be ready."

The long-serving centre-back went on to admit that he had initially struggled with the pace of the game at Stamford Bridge, and particularly Chelsea's fast attacking outlets.

"The Premier League is a step up," he said.

"The Capital One Cup games, the Europa League games are not high-paced and don't have the intensity of the Premier League. Also it was Chelsea, and Chelsea is a difficult place to come.

"Whether I play or not I'll always be ready for the lads and for the manager if he wants to put me in certain games. Like every player I want to play, but it’s all down to the manager, he's the boss."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
11 November 2012
Game week
11
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
41627

Goals

J. Terry 20'
(assist by Mata) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
73' L. Suárez
 (assist by J. Carragher)

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Substitutes

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13
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6
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# Player Bookings
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19
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
3 33 +28 65
4 32 +31 61
5 32 +11 57
6 33 +21 56
7 32 +4 54

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