TOP SPOT NO SURPRISE TO CARRA
Posted 22/12/08 12:20
Jamie Carragher is not surprised Liverpool are top of the table - because he thinks they belong there.
The Reds have not won the domestic crown since 1990 but topped the table at the end of the weekend fixtures after a 1-1 draw with Arsenal.
And Carragher is full of optimism for the second half of the season.
He told the club's official website: "People keep talking about us being top of the league, but that's not a surprise to us.
"We are Liverpool Football Club and we are where we should be. It's been too long without the title and hopefully we can change that this season.
"Some of our younger supporters have never seen us win the title and the last time we did it I was an Everton fan!
"All the teams are taking points off each other and it's a lot more competitive this year. I think it makes for a better league.
"There is a long way to go and we will see what happens. The best team wins the league and hopefully that will be us this season."
Carragher acknowledged a sense of disappointment at the failure to capitalise on Emmanuel Adebayor's dismissal at the Emirates.
He added: "We are a bit disappointed not to have won the game because of the fact Arsenal went down to 10 men.
"To be fair when they were down a man they probably looked more dangerous while we looked less dangerous.
"At the start of the second half I really thought we were going to go on and win the game, but sometimes it's more difficult to play against 10 men."