Carragher proud of Reds defence

08 February 2010 04:12
Jamie Carragher says he has always had confidence in Liverpool's defence after they notched up a sixth clean sheet in the last seven Premier League games.The Liverpool back line was criticised after the poor start to the season left the Reds out of the title race. [LNB]But Carragher, 32, told BBC Radio Merseyside: "The last four or five years we've probably had as good a defence as any team in the world. [LNB]"Defensively we've been fantastic under Rafa Benitez and we're showing that." [LNB]He added: "You have good times and bad times, like a striker will be on a great run of scoring, then he won't score - that's the way football goes.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Pepe Reina has broken every record Ray Clemence has had. To break records at Liverpool is very difficult considering the players that have gone before." [LNB]The Reds now take their good record into their away game with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, where they were beaten 2-1 in the League Cup in October. [LNB]Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano says the club must now continue their momentum following the 1-0 Merseyside derby win over Everton on Saturday.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "We now have to kick on and we have to have a good run now," said Mascherano. [LNB]"We have to have the same mentality, but we need to improve our play as against Everton it wasn't the best game from us. It was important to win but we will try to improve. [LNB]"The next game will be very difficult against Arsenal. It is a big game and we will see what happens and we will try to win there."

Source: BBC_Sport