JAMIE CARRAGHER says he has an open mind on his long-term Anfield future – but admits he is desperate to be involved in more Premier League football.
Saturday’s appearance against Norwich was the 494th league appearance of his Liverpool career, but only his second start this season.
And he admits his long-term future could hinge on his involvement between now and the end of the season and said: “The manager has been great with me. He has tried to keep me involved. It’s been a difficult season for me in terms of starting games.
“I’ve played a lot in Europe, the FA Cup and League Cup, but the Premier League is the most important thing for the club and the players. We all want to play in that, and I’m no different.
“The manager has always kept me involved by having me on the bench or bringing me on in different situations. But listen, I want to start. I’m no different to any other player. I’m just pleased he gave me the nod on Saturday and pleased it went well.”
As for his long-term Anfield future, Carragher added: “It’s up to the manager and the club to make a decision like that. It’s down to them. I’m pleased I got a game at the weekend and I’ll hope to get a few more games now.
“I played in the FA Cup, missed the United game but played against Norwich. The manager has kept me involved, but the Premier League is the most important thing.
“It was only my second start in the league this season which is disappointing from my point of view, but I said I wouldn’t complain and I’m just trying to get more starts and be involved between now and the end of the season.
“I’ll chat to the manager at the end of the season. I’m open-minded and I’m sure the club are. But the club getting results is the most important thing. It’s not about what I’m going to do, that’s something we can sort out one way or another.”