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Carragher lauds strength in depth

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The lack of depth at Liverpool was something quickly identified by John Henry and Co after Fenway Sports Group (FSG) bought the Reds last October, and the American owners have since invested a significant amount to address the issue.

January saw the arrivals of Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez at Anfield, while the summer acquisitions of Charlie Adam, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Alexander Doni took FSG spending past £100 million.

Accusations of a lack of depth at Liverpool would now be unwarranted, with Saturday's win against Arsenal a fine example of the wealth of talent in Kenny Dalglish's squad.

The Liverpool boss was able of call upon the services of benched duo Suarez and Raul Meireles during the second-half at the Emirates Stadium, which inspired the Reds to a 2-0 triumph.

The pair certainly deserved their plaudits after the game, and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes the manner of the win will have made other teams 'sit up and take notice'.


 

"That's always been a complaint from supporters or people in the media about the bench at Liverpool,'' he said. "But to have that quality to come on, they were instrumental in killing the game off for us."

He added: "It was a big game for us and a big result.

"I was aware of how we started last season. When we nearly got a good result against Arsenal and then lost at Manchester City. Suddenly one point from six doesn't look too good.

"I'm not sure what message it sends out but it may make some people sit up and take notice and think this Liverpool team could maybe do things this season.

"The challenge for us now is to build on this result. This win has put us in a good position."

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