Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has confessed that he is frustrated at his current lack of first-team football.
The 34-year-old made only his second Premier League start of the season against Norwich over the weekend, helping the Reds secure a clean sheet.
With Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger firmly established as manager Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice central defensive combo, Carragher’s chances of becoming a first-team regular seem limited.
However, he is still keen to perform at the highest level, and has hinted that once his current contract at the end of the season expires he may move on to play regularly:
“The manager has been great with me. He has tried to keep me involved. But listen, I want to start. I’m no different to any other player,” he is quoted by The Mirror.
“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.”
He went on to state that he is happy to be a part of the club’s domestic and European cup campaigns, but that he wants to play week in, week out in the Premier League:
“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.
“I won’t lie, it’s been a difficult season for me in terms of starting games.”
Carragher had been expected to either retire at the end of the season or sign a new deal to stay at the club.