Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits that winning their first game away at Arsenal for eleven years makes the victory much sweeter, liverpoolfc.tv reports.
The Reds produced an impressive display to secure a 2-0 victory over Arsene Wenger’s side with an own goal from Aaron Ramsey and a late strike from Luis Suarez. Liverpool’s vice-captain Carragher has also revealed that the side felt they had a point to prove following the disappointing opening day draw with Sunderland.
Carragher said: “I was aware of that fact. I think it was 10 or 11 years since we won here and I think that incorporated Highbury into that too. It’s because they have been such a great side for such a long time. It’s a difficult place to come, but I think we deserved it today.”
“To be fair to them, they have a lot of injuries and then they had a few more during the game, so it makes it very tough for them. We wanted to take advantage of that,” the 33-year-old added.
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Dalglish lauds Liverpool squad.
Kenny Dalglish believes the victory over Arsenal proves how effective the Reds squad will be this season, liverpoolfc.tv reports.
The Liverpool manager introduced Luis Suarez and Raul Meireles, who provided the difference in the game and gave the Reds the victory. Dalglish was delighted with the substitutions and it shows that the Reds have plenty of strength in depth.
Dalglish said: “It’s a hell of a good pair of substitutes to bring on. We were really pleased with Andy Carroll’s work, and Dirk Kuyt’s, but when you’ve got two players of that quality on the bench, it would be wrong not to at least have a go with them. I think we deserved a goal. That’s why I say the squad is better than last year. This is a great example of how strong the squad is.”
El Zhar seals Levante switch.
Nabil El Zhar has completed a switch from Liverpool to Spanish side Levante on a two year deal, Sky Sports reports.
The 25-year-old never established himself at Anfield during his time on Merseyside and is now looking to kick-start his career away from England. El Zhar spent last season on loan at Greek side PAOK and has now moved away from Liverpool to try and become a hit in Spain.
The Moroccan international said: “Liverpool was a good experience for me, but I never had a chance to show what I am capable of. If I had been given a chance, I could have shown my qualities, but this is the life of a footballer. I am happy, because Liverpool is a great club. I have massive respect for the club and I was happy to be a part of it.”
“But I am a Levante player now, I’m 25 years old and it’s time for me to show what I’m capable of. I am looking forward to the Spanish season and I believe the style there will suit my type of football,” El Zhar added.
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