Carragher unfazed by speculation

02 February 2010 11:17
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher insists speculation over the future of manager Rafael Benitez and some of the club's players comes with the territory at Anfield. On Sunday, Benitez issued a strongly-worded statement in an attempt to quash rumours about a summer departure to Juventus, but it has done little to stop the whispering campaign in the Italian media. Carragher said the squad had to ignore outside influences and just concentrate on extending their six-match unbeaten run, beginning with the Merseyside derby at home to Everton on Saturday. "Liverpool has always had speculation about managers, players, players coming, players going and it's the same as managers," said the defender. "That's part of being part of a big club, you always have that type of thing. "People always want to talk about the club, whether it is positively or negatively, and if you play for Liverpool you have got to get used to that as part of the job."

Source: PA