Carragher proves critics wrong

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez says Jamie Carragher’s performance against Manchester Utd on Sunday proves that critics of the 31-year-old defender are completely wrong.

After a lack of form in early season, media muppets have criticised the Reds vice-captain suggesting that he is struggling with the pace of the Premier League due to his age.

But after producing a heroic performance to help his side beat Alex Ferguson’s men 2-0 on Sunday, Benitez says all Carragher’s hard work in getting back on top of his game has paid off.

“Jamie played well,” said Benitez. “He had been having a difficult time but the only thing to do in such a situation is to try again and try again.

“It was only a question of keeping working hard, and he proved that he is a good centre-back and not at the end of his career just yet.

“He showed what a good defender he still is and we have shown that we are not a bad team, not a bad squad. Maybe next April people will again judge us but at this moment we have enough quality.

“We have had five players injured, all at once. But when we are all fit we are difficult for anyone to beat.”