Carra – Top no special achievement

Jamie Carragher has insisted upon his Liverpool teammates that being top of the league is not a special achievement for Liverpool – and that it should be entirely expected of Liverpool FC.

The reds vice-captain was selected as the reds Man of the Match against Chelsea, but is keeping his feet firmly (as ever) on the ground.

Carragher stated that the reds had underachieved for 18 years and that the current league position is the one that Liverpool should naturally occupy.

Speaking to the Daily Mail he said:

“It’s the first time I have ever won at Chelsea – and I have been going there for more than 12 years.”

“People will be talking about us a bit more because we’re top but we’ve got to live with that. Teams are going to want to knock us off there. We have to cope with that.

“It (defeating Chelsea) was a great result and we’re delighted with the position we’re in.

“It’s [Stamford Bridge] always a hard place to go to, but I’m delighted that we’re the team that has broken the record.

“Our reaction was not ecstatic, it was just a job done. We’re delighted with the position we are in, but we should not get too carried away with it. We’re only doing what we should be doing. We’re a massive, top club with a lot of great players.

“We are not getting carried away. It was a good result; it’s something no other side has achieved in over four years. But we have to capitalise on it now – not just live on the fact that we got a great result at Chelsea.

“It was disappointing to draw with Stoke and there was a lot of talk at the time that we were getting complacent – but that kind of thing happens.

“If we played that game again, nine times out of 10 we would win it.”

(On the reds next two opponents, Portsmouth and Spurs)

“There’s a lot of stuff going on at both of those clubs at the moment and you never know how they are going to react. So the next two games are going to be very tough but we have got to go for maximum points.”

6 comments on
Carra – Top no special achievement

  1. Lets be positive like the teams of the 70’s and 80’s, let our opposition worry about us. We must believe that this will be our year and big results mean everything

  2. This club has been guilty of beating big teams, then loosing to weaker teams. Only time will tell.

    But so far, so good.

    36-38 points at the end of november, and we must guarantee qualification for group stages before December fixtures.

    Then we will be set up nicely for the 2nd half of teh season.

    One game at a time.

  3. I agree with the previous poster, but also agree with Jamie in that results like that and our league position should be an everyday occurrence and not just a one off, I sense that we’re on the verge of something BIG but lets not get carried away here i just wish the spurs game was the one in may and we were 3pts ahead then !

  4. yes Carra..job was done but we still have a lot of work to do..its always nice to see Carra on the pitch sealing our back 4 or should I say 5 with Carra being a 2 man gang

    Go Redz

  5. Sure we all know that is not important that we achieved the top but the important is to know how to keep it, and I’m sure that our team with those great players behind the wise coach (our Boss)is gonna get it.

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