Carra: Reds right to trust youth

01 July 2011 05:59
iverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes the club's policy of investing in young talent will reap dividends as the club plan for the future.[LNB] The Reds have already signed 21-year-old Jordan Henderson from Sunderland this summer while the likes of Jay Spearing, John Flanagan and Jack Robinson have all appeared for the first team.[LNB]Carragher, now 33, agrees that placing trust in youth is the correct way forward as the team prepare for another Premier League season.[LNB]Carragher told the club's official website: "The club now has a policy of focusing attention on young players and I think that's the right way for clubs to go.[LNB]"You want to develop a team and have players at the club for a long time. I think that approach will really benefit us.[LNB]"Things don't always work out, but it's much easier to move on a younger player who still has a decent sell-on value than someone in their 30s."[LNB]The former England defender is also impressed by Henderson and believes he will just be the first new arrival at Anfield this summer.[LNB]He said: "Jordan is a great signing. I know one of the coaches at Sunderland who rates Jordan very highly.[LNB]"He had a great season with Sunderland and we're fortunate to have got him. I think he will add real energy to our midfield.[LNB]"It's still very early and I didn't expect too much to happen on the transfer front before now.[LNB]"Over the summer players, managers, chief executives and owners are all away on holiday.[LNB]"It's only the start of July and with pre-season getting going next week I'm sure things will soon start moving.[LNB]"You often find that one deal sets it off and everything happens from there.[LNB]"I'm sure it will kick off over the next few weeks and hopefully we'll get a couple more new faces in."

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