Carra rues Anelka departure

03 November 2009 08:27
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Jamie Carragher has admitted that Liverpool made a mistake in allowing Nicolas Anelka to leave the club.[LNB] The French striker spent six months on loan at Anfield from Paris St Germain in 2002 but then manager Gerard Houllier decided not to offer him a permanent deal, instead recruiting El-Hadji Diouf.[LNB]While the Reds now rely heavily on Fernando Torres to provide their goals, Anelka is thriving at Chelsea and was the Premier League's top scorer last season.[LNB]Carragher has been impressed by Anelka's performances and wishes Liverpool had opted to keep him when they had the chance.[LNB]"I think it's a bit strong to say it was one of the worst decisions ever, but it's fair to say it was a mistake," he told The Sun.[LNB]"You look at Anelka now - he was top scorer in the Premier League last season. It's in the past now, but it was probably something that never went our way."[LNB]Title hopeLiverpool are in danger of missing out on the league title again this season after a poor start to the campaign but Carragher is refusing to give up hope.[LNB]He is determined to help the Reds claim top spot for the 19th time in their history and is not thinking about the prospect of fierce rivals Manchester United overhauling their record.[LNB]"I fear not winning the title more than seeing United go above us in title wins," he explained. [LNB]"Don't get me wrong, I don't want to see them going above the record we've held for a long time, but we can't keep holding on to that record and looking into the past. [LNB]"We have to do it ourselves rather than hope Manchester United don't win it."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports