Carragher looks to big game return

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says he is disappointed to have lost to Chelsea on the game before an international break, but the Reds must now look forward to a difficult first week back after the World Cup Qualifiers.

The Reds went down 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge yesterday afternoon to sustain their third league defeat of the season – one more than the whole of last season.

And after two weeks of internationals Liverpool return to Premier League action with a trip up to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, the start of a “massive week” says Carragher.

“It’s never nice to lose before an international break, particularly a game as big as this, but we have got to put it behind us,” he said.

“It would have been good to send the international lads away with a bit of a buzz but it wasn’t to be and now it’s a case of putting it behind us.

“When we get back to it, we have got a massive week coming up with those games against Sunderland, United and Lyon.

“But every week you have as a Liverpool player is massive and we know we’ll have to be at our best to get going again at Sunderland, as they are in good form.”