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The manager of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, has said that Jamie Carragher was included in the starting XI of the Reds in the match against Norwich City because of his exceptional leadership qualities.

That was Carragher’s second start in the Premier League in the ongoing season. The 34 years old English defender was brought back into the starting XI on the place of Martin Skrtel.

Liverpool defeated Norwich City in that match quite comfortably by a big margin of 5-0.

Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Rodgers said, “I wanted to bring in a player who is a talker and who can lift the spirit of the team on the field and Jamie is exactly that kind of a player. He has got great organizational capability. He communicates with other players and guides them on the field.”

“Jamie is a great man to have in the camp. His experience is invaluable for us. He helps the young players in training sessions. He is like a mentor to the young guys.”

“Unfortunately, he hasn’t got that many playing opportunities in this season. He would have loved to play a few more games. He has featured in the cup games, but, he hasn’t played much in the league games. But, he can expect to get more playing opportunities in the upcoming games.”

Carragher has been a part of the Liverpool squad since a very long time. He was signed by Liverpool 17 years ago and since then, he has been an important member of the Liverpool squad. He has featured for Liverpool in 496 matches so far and has scored 3 goals.

The goalkeeper of Liverpool, Pepe Reina, had not played in the match against Norwich City because of a thigh problem. When Rodgers was asked whether Reina will get fit to play in the match against Oldham Athletic, he said, “Reina’s fitness will be assessed after a couple of days and then, we will decide whether he will play in the FA Cup match or not.”

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