Liverpool news

Carragher confirms swift recovery

April 18, 2011
By ESPN staff

Jamie Carragher has confirmed he recovered immediately after his horror collision with John Flanagan in Sunday's clash with Arsenal, and he has hailed Kenny Dalglish for uniting the squad.

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PA PhotosJamie Carragher was stretchered off after the clash of heads

Carragher required over six minutes of treatment after a clash of heads with Liverpool team-mate Flanagan at Emirates Stadium, requiring a stretcher, neck brace and oxygen as he was led from the pitch.

However, the former England defender was able to recover in time to watch the dramatic final 10 minutes, which saw Dirk Kuyt answer Robin van Persie's penalty for a 1-1 draw, and he now expects to be fine to face Birmingham on Saturday.

"To be honest I can't remember it. As soon as I came around in the dressing room I was fine again," Carragher told Liverpool's official website.

"I managed to get back out to see the final ten minutes of the game and I was just delighted to celebrate with the lads after Dirk scored to give us a deserved point."

Dalglish's league record against the top four since taking caretaker charge at Anfield now reads won three, drawn one, lost none, after Sunday's draw added to victories over Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Dalglish has done it all without the services of £50 million man Fernando Torres, and Carragher insists the squad has become tighter since the manager's arrival.

"There has been a great togetherness. I think that's come since Kenny has come in and everyone is together now," he said. "When you have that togetherness you can achieve things. It's like the late penalty we got - you don't get that if you don't have togetherness and a spirit to not want to lose.

"You look at how young the team we had out there at the end and the way we kept going. There's a feel good factor which has been strengthened with our last two performances and we just want to keep it going now.

"We have two home games to come and we will keep going right to the end and see how many points we can get and see where it takes us."