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Carragher feels he's silenced critics

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Jamie Carragher joined Liverpool as a youngster in 1990 © PA Photos
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Jamie Carragher insists he has proved his doubters wrong by becoming a Liverpool regular under Brendan Rodgers.

Carragher, 35, faced a fight to win a place in the side after Rodgers arrived as manager in June, and made just one Premier League start before Christmas.

Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel were the first-choice central defensive partnership during the first half of the season, with Carragher restricted largely to starts in the Europa League and Capital One Cup.

There were questions raised as to whether the former England defender would fit in under the Rodgers regime, but he has responded positively.

Carragher has been a regular in the starting line-up since January, and is looking to continue his run in the side through to the end of the season, when he will retire.

He told the Liverpool Echo: "At the start of the season I was aware that some people were saying I wouldn't suit Rodgers' style of football. But I think I have put that to bed in the last few games I have played.

"I think I've played well this season, without blowing my own trumpet. Even earlier in the season when I was playing in Europe and in the Capital One Cup, I was quite pleased with how I performed. Hopefully I can carry that through to the end of the season."

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