Despite having little over a week's break from football, Jamie Carragher is desperate for the new season to begin.
The Liverpool veteran admits he can't help but think about challenging for silverware next year under the stewardship of Kenny Dalglish, while the 33-year-old is also hoping for some quality reinforcements.
After an impressive run towards the end of the last campaign - albeit narrowly missing out on a spot in Europe - optimism at Anfield is sky high, something Carragher epitomises better than anyone else.
"I'm disappointed the season has finished to be honest," he told the official Liverpool website. "I know we didn't finish well in the last two games but the last four or five months have been really enjoyable.
"We had been doing quite well and you start loving the game again. It had been a difficult 18 months before that but we started to get in the groove. I always find it difficult to switch off even in the summer. I'm already thinking about next season.”
With speculation mounting that the Reds will invest heavily during the transfer window, Carragher is keen to see some new faces make the move to Merseyside.
And the Anfield stalwart says he is just like any other Liverpool fan - intently paying attention to press reports linking Liverpool with a whole host of potential acquisitions.
"You are always thinking about who is coming in, who is going and then when the fixtures come out who we have got in the first game. It never stops. People always think as players we know what's going on with transfers but we are like the supporters," added the defender.
"You pick up bits and bobs off different people, just like the fans do. We all love to see ourselves going for top players and bringing them in.
"But that's nothing to do with me. That's up to the manager and Damien Comolli, and who they decide is good enough. They know what they are doing."
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