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Carragher desperate to make Europe

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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the club are desperate to force themselves into the top five in the Barclays Premier League and qualify for the Europa League.

The Reds are currently four points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with eight games remaining in the Barclays Premier League.

Spurs are still to visit Anfield before the end of the season and Carragher is desperate for more European football.

“Anfield comes alive on European nights and I’ve been fortunate to be involved in many of them,” he said.

“It’s touch and go whether we get into Europe this season. I’m desperate for us to do it because they are great nights to remember when your career is finished.”

The 33-year-old is on the brink of becoming Liverpool's second highest appearance maker, lying just six games behind Emlyn Hughes and Ray Clemence who both turned out 665 times for Liverpool.

With the milestone approaching, the one thing Carragher isn't thinking about is an early retirement.

 

“I just want to keep playing for as long as I can,” he said.

“If I’m breaking appearance records then great because it means I’m still in the side and making a contribution.

“I’m delighted to have been at Liverpool for so long and I’m sure I’ll finish my career there. I feel privileged to do that for such a great club.

“I’ve been fortunate the managers have always taken to me. Hopefully I’ve got a couple of years to go.

“I’m always looking forward and trying to do as much as I can for the club. When my career finishes in the next two or three years then I’ll look back with pride.

“At the moment I’m still looking forward. I want to play more games and win more trophies.”

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