Premier League - Carragher: It's good to be back

Veteran Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feels he has answered his doubters with his recent performances.

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The 35-year-old, who is retiring from playing at the end of the season, has had a decent run in the side of late, starting eight successive matches prior to the 3-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Southampton on March 16.

Carragher is delighted to have been fully involved once again and believes his displays have shown that those who thought he might struggle to adapt to the methods of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers following the Northern Irishman's appointment last summer were wrong.

"It was really good to be back," Carragher told the Liverpool website. "I've missed it over the past 12 months, so to have a run of games makes you really feel part of it.

"When you come in for the odd game now and then it's great, but you know that you have to come out (of the team) and you don't really feel as much a part of things.

"At the start of the season I was aware that some people were saying I wouldn't suit Rodgers' style of football.

"But I think I have put that to bed in the last few games I have played.

"I think I've played well this season, without blowing my own trumpet. Even earlier in the season when I was playing in Europe and in the Carling Cup, I was quite pleased with how I performed.

"Hopefully I can carry that through to the end of the season."

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