Rafa Benitez insists Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher can still do a job for England and can help them lift the World Cup this summer.
England boss Fabio Capello wants to name Carragher in his provisional 30-man squad on Tuesday if he agrees to come out of international retirement.
The Italian sees the 32-year-old as back-up in South Africa as England continue to struggle with form and injuries.
Benitez believes Carragher is the ideal alternative as he can play at centre-half and also as a full-back.
The Liverpool manager said: 'Carra is always fit and I think he will be a very good option for England.'They have centre-backs but they have had some problems. Carra can also play in two different positions. He can help England.
'I think he'll be in the squad and I say congratulations because I think it will be good for him.'
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