Benitez defends under-fire Carragher

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has leapt to the defence of vice-captain Jamie Carragher after criticism of his performances for the club this season.

Carragher has had an unsteady start to the campaign with many pointing the finger at his under-part performances.

But Benitez insists any defensive problems and mistakes are the fault of the team, not Carragher alone.

Ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash at home to Hull City, Benitez said, “We have conceded some goals and he has made some mistakes but Carra is okay.

“It is a question of the team defending better, not just one or two players.”

Liverpool vs Hull gets underway at 3pm at Anfield tomorrow afternoon.