Carragher has urged his teammates to continue their imperious form
after Liverpool secured a 'special' 1-0 victory at Chelsea on Sunday
The Reds stretched their winning run to four matches courtesy of Raul Meireles's 69th
minute volley and the vice captain admits it was all the more pleasing
given the hype in the lead up to the clash at Stamford Bridge.
"It's one of the most difficult places to come," he said.
"They've got a great side and they are the champions. It's a great
result. There was a lot of speculation before the game which has hyped
it up, which maybe makes it a little bit more special. But it's three
points and we are on a good run now and want to keep it going."
Carragher returned from injury to help nullify the threat of
ex-teammate Fernando Torres, who had a quiet afternoon on his Chelsea
Indeed, much was made of how the Reds would react to facing the
Spanish hot-shot but Carra insists the Liverpool team were solely
focused upon the three points.
"Players come and go," he said."We used to play against Robbie Fowler when he went to Leeds. It's
not easy. You know Fernando is one of the best strikers in the world and
I'm sure he'll prove that for Chelsea. But he's not with us now. We
have to focus on our own team and do our own jobs."
The victory at the home of the reigning Barclays Premier League
champions was further evidence of Liverpool's resurgence under Kenny
Carragher accepts the players have shown a marked improvement under
the new manager and hopes to see the Kop idol handed the job on a
"We've obviously improved," he said.
"I have great respect for Roy (Hodgson) so I would never say that things have changed for the better and all that type of stuff.
"As a club and as players we didn't do enough to help the previous
manager. Our performances weren't good enough and the manager took the
brunt of it. Obviously things have improved now and I think Kenny coming
in has got the supporters and everyone onside.
"It's not our decision (if Dalgish is appointed full-time) - it's up
to the owners. He's a hero to me and Stevie and the results are going
well. That stakes his claim and if you are asking me, then I'd love him
to be the manager (permanently)."
Meanwhile, the Reds' goal hero, Meireles was delighted with his fourth strike in five matches.
He added: "It's a good moment for me but the most important thing is the team and the victory. Three points is important for us.
"We tried to do our best and play good football. Now I've scored a few goals for the club and I'm happy."
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