Jamie Carragher has no complaints

Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher has admitted that he wants to start for the club, but will accept being a substitute if it benefits the team.

The ageing centre half has fallen behind Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger in Kenny Dalglish’s preferences, and has been largely used from the bench this season.

Despite this, the former England international will not sulk at not getting as much first team action as he is used to.

“It’s not really difficult to adjust to being a sub,” Carragher told Mirror Football.

“The lads are playing well. Of course you want to play – and the manager wouldn’t expect anything else.

“When I have been playing over the years and doing well, someone else has had to sit on the bench for me. The roles have reversed now and you have to show respect to the manager, the club and the players playing in my position. I appreciate that.

“The club have done a lot for me over the years and I’m not going to say anything or cause any trouble just because I’m not playing.

“You’ve got to be professional and wait for your chance. When it comes, you have got to do as well as you can,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight