Carson hints at Reds exit

17 June 2007 12:50
Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson has hinted his international aspirations could lead to him leaving Anfield. Carson, 21, spent last season on loan at Charlton Athletic and earned the number one jersey for the England Under-21 side during the current European Championship. But the former Leeds United keeper is unlikely to dislodge current Reds number one Jose Reina for the foreseeable future and has suggested his international hopes could hinge on a move away from Merseyside. "I think you can only get in the England squad when you are playing games regularly, but we'll have to wait and see what happens next season and take it from there," he said. Referring to his plans for next season, he added: "Nothing is sorted as yet. I'm just concentrating on the tournament at the moment." Carson, who went to last summer's World Cup as an 11th hour replacement for third choice keeper Robert Green, will break the record for England Under-21 caps when he faces Serbia in Nijmegen on Sunday. The Cumbrian-born keeper is currently level with Gareth Barry and Jamie Carragher on 27 caps. However, he has started on nine games since signing for Liverpool for £750,000 two years ago.

Source: ESA