Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has heaped more praise on the tactical work of manager Brendan Rodgers, saying he has taken possession football “to a new level”.
Carragher will retire from first team duties at the end of the season but is expected to stay around the club in a coaching role. Many see the number 23 as a future Liverpool boss himself.
“We’ve always played football at the club but I would say that Brendan Rodgers has taken it on another level in terms of playing football,” Carragher told the club’s official website.
“He wants us to play even more football than I have ever been brought up to play.
“But we’ve always been a passing club and that will never change.”
In his final season at the club, Carragher enjoyed a run of games over the winter period, being favoured to Slovakian international Martin Skrtel, who hit a bad patch of form.
Carragher has played 30 times for the Reds this season in all competitions and says it’s great to be back.
He added, “I’ve missed it over the past 12 months, so to have a run of games makes you really feel part of it.
“When you come in for the odd game now and then it’s great but you know that you have to come out [of the team] and you don’t really feel as much a part of things.
“Being in and amongst the lads is great. Knowing that you are going to play helps as well.
“Sometimes you go into games and you’re not sure, but if you know that you are playing, you can think about the opposition and start to get your mind ready for the game.”