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Carragher pleased to avoid derby defeat

6 May 2013 12:32

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted to feeling relieved after avoiding defeat in his final Merseyside derby appearance.

The veteran centre-back, who is set to retire at the end of the season, helped Brendan Rodgers' men keep a clean sheet as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton on Sunday.

Although Carragher expressed disappointment at being unable to win at Anfield, he was pleased to end his career having suffered just five defeats to David Moyes' men.

"There was a lot of talk before the game about the fact that it was my last derby and people were saying 'We want to win for Jamie' and stuff like that," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"But also in the back of my head I knew that Evertonians would have loved to be able to say they beat me in my last derby.

"I wouldn't say I'm pleased with a draw but we've gone another one undefeated. I'm pleased with my record in these games.

"I've always loved playing in derbies. I've always said for me it's the biggest game and I will miss them.

"I will be watching them next season and I will probably be even more nervous. When you play you can do something about it, but watching is very nerve-racking."

The 35-year-old also called for his team-mates to end the season with a flourish by winning upcoming games against Fulham and QPR.

"We've got two games to go and we can't be thinking about Everton," he added. "We are on a decent run and Southampton is the only defeat for a few months.

"We need to keep going and try to finish off with a couple of wins. Credit to Everton, they've had a great season. They have Chelsea away last game and before that West Ham at home.

"You'd expect them to win that but you never know. We just need to concentrate on ourselves.

"If we can finish above them then great, but as Stevie (Gerrard) said before the game, we shouldn't be getting too concerned about whether we finish sixth or seventh. If it was the difference between finishing in the top four or not then of course it would be massive.

"But whether we're sixth or seventh, it's not the end of the world."

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Competition
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5 May 2013
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