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Reds not feeling heat - Carragher

Captain Carragher was elated with Liverpool's win over Man Utd
Carragher has made over 500 appearances for Liverpool

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has dismissed suggestions that his side are struggling to deal with raised expectation levels at Anfield.

The Reds top the table but have drawn their last two home games in the Premier League, against West Ham and Fulham, without scoring a goal.

"It's nothing to do with playing at Anfield," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"Our record at home has been very good over the last 12 months but we've got to turn these draws into wins."

And the 30-year-old believes there are positives that can be taken from the Reds' recent below-par home performances.

"We've had three home games, we've been poor in all three of them really," said Carragher.

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"Normally when you're not playing well things go against you but we've gone top of the Premier League and have qualified from our Champions League group, so that's a positive.

"At the moment we aren't playing particularly well but we're still hanging in there, we're not getting beaten."

Carragher added that his side's next two league games, away to Blackburn and at home to Hull City, have not taken on any extra significance as a result of the points dropped against Fulham and West Ham.

"I've been here 10 years now and all anyone ever says is 'Oh the next few games you can win' - it's the biggest load of nonsense I've ever heard," he added.

"You just win the next game, people who look that far ahead are just stupid."

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