Carragher happy with home start

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Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher has admitted he's happy to be kicking off next season's Barclays Premier League season at home.

Kenny Dalglish's side welcome Sunderland to Anfield on August 13th, and the defender is hoping the Reds can put three points up on the board early.

"It doesn't really matter who you get in the first game - it's always a massive and tough game,” Carragher told the official Liverpool website.

"There is so much on the first game and I am really pleased we are at home because it's not often that happens for us. Hopefully we can take advantage. It's important to get off to a good start, but that is the same for everyone. Sunderland will be in our minds now throughout pre-season and we'll be in their minds as well."

Reflecting on the second game of the season, a trip to Anfield, Carragher is expecting a difficult game but is confident his side can cause the Gunners problems, as they did last season in a 1-1 draw.


"Arsenal away will obviously be a tough game - but it will be a tough game for them as well."

Questioned on Jordan Henderson and the £20 million summer signings expected impact at Liverpool, the versatile defender is confident the former Black Cat will be able to handle the pressure of facing his old club on the opening day.

"Football always seems to bring up things like this. It's a big start for him."

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