?Burnley no pushovers? Jamie Carragher warns Liverpool FC
12 September 2009 08:00
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JAMIE CARRAGHER insists it's important Liverpool's international stars get their feet back on the ground in time for today's showdown with Premier League giant killers Burnley.
Owen Coyle's side have picked up six points from their opening four games after back-to-back home wins over champions Manchester United and Everton.
And even though The Clarets' away form hasn't quiet measured up, taking in an opening day defeat at Stoke and recent 3-0 drubbing at Stamford Bridge, Carragher has warned against any complacency in welcoming Burnley to Anfield.
With the six teams sitting above them in the table all facing off against one another this weekend, the Reds defender is all too aware Liverpool have a great opportunity to climb back up the table.
Carragher said: 'It's going to be a difficult game against Burnley. They've made a great start, to beat Man United and Everton, if we'd done that in the early weeks we would of been delighted so for a team who has just come up to do that is a fantastic achievement.
'I think there's is a great story for everyone one. I'd probably like to see them stay up as they're a local team and it's not too far to travel not too far to travel we when go to Burnley.
'But of course it's important we get three points on Saturday and start getting back up the league.'
Carragher has made no secret of the fact he harbours hopes of going into football management himself once his playing career eventually comes to an end.
And he admits that coaches like Burnley boss Owen Coyle are an inspiration to anybody interested in a career in top flight football.
Since taking over the reigns at Turf Moor in November 2007, the Paisley-born former Republic of Ireland international has been a revelation, culminating in last season's Play-Off victory over much-fancied Sheffield United.
'He's done brilliant,' Carragher conceded, 'he's one of the young up and coming managers and just to get them up in the first place was a great achievement but for the start that they have made in the Premier League I am sure everyone is really taking notice of them.
'Owen Coyle started off in Scotland and come down but with not many resources but I think good managers always manage well no matter what they've got. Money or not.