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Liverpool win delights Carragher


Carragher glad to end Man Utd jinx

Liverpool stand-in captain Jamie Carragher believes the 2-1 win against Manchester United can give them hope to mount a title challenge this season.

He said: "It gives us belief and confidence because we've beaten the best team in Europe.

"It gives us the belief that we can beat anyone in the league.

"We hope we can now push on for the rest of the season. It should spur us on, because we've not been playing too well. That is the best we've played."

The defender added: "It also gives us a bit of breathing space between us and United, and top is where a club like Liverpool should be."


Manager Rafael Benitez said after his first league win against United since being appointed Liverpool manager in 2004: "It was good for the confidence of the players.

"At half-time we were talking about having confidence and determination going forwards - and in the second half we were the best team.

"We showed quality and character to come back, and the understanding of Robbie Keane and Dirk Kuyt was very good. Their pressing was really important for the rest of the team."

see also
Liverpool 2-1 Man Utd
13 Sep 08 |  Premier League
Alan Hansen's tactical view
14 Sep 08 |  Premier League
Carrick set to miss Euro opener
13 Sep 08 |  Man Utd
Liverpool supporters hold protest
13 Sep 08 |  Liverpool
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