Carragher: I'm not finished yet

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Jamie Carragher is desperate to help Liverpool add more silverware to their illustrious collection, before he even contemplates retirement from the game.

Liverpool's Carling Cup final triumph little over a week ago represented the 11th time Carragher has won a trophy with the Merseyside club during a career spanning 16 years.

The 34-year-old could yet collect another winners' medal before the end of the season, with the Reds also in the last eight of this year's FA Cup.

Carragher also retains ambitions of another triumph on the continent, which means remaining with the club for at least one more season.

"I want to win more before the end of my career," he told LFC Magazine.

"That's why I'm desperate for the FA Cup and to play in Europe again.

"At the moment we're definitely in the Europa League and I know people knock it but I'd love to reach the final of that competition. I've been to three in Europe so far. To have four in your career would be a fantastic achievement.

"At the end of a career you're desperate more than ever for medals, grabbing as much as you can as you go."

Although he may hope to achieve more glory before his playing days come to an end, Carragher is has seen his role at Anfield become limited this season.

Thanks to the form of Daniel Agger and Martin Sktrel, the veteran centre-back has featured in less than half of Liverpool's Premier League fixtures - something he is far from accustomed to.

Carragher, though, insists he will remain professional by respecting the decisions of Kenny Dalglish and continuing to fight for a more regular place in the starting line-up.

"I can't lie, it has been difficult at times. But I've said it loads of times in interviews: you have to be respectful to the manager and the other players," Carragher added.

"Privately at times I'm frustrated but that's because I'm a footballer, I want to play and I'm passionate. I wouldn't be here in the first place otherwise."

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