Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits losing his place in the starting line-up this season has given him a new appreciation of his career.

However, the 34-year-old is not ready to give up on his playing days just yet as he is keen to add more winners' medals to the Carling Cup the club lifted last month. Carragher lost his place due to the excellence of Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger in central defence but injury to the latter has provided an opening for the vice-captain.

"There was a time when I thought we weren't going to get to another final," he told LFC magazine. "I want to win more before the end of my career. That's why I'm desperate for the FA Cup and to play in Europe again."

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