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Carragher accepts Liverpool place no longer guaranteed

Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher accepts he is no longer a first choice.

Carragher has played 683 times since his Liverpool debut 15 years ago - a record bettered only by Ian Callaghan.

But starts have been rare this season under Kenny Dalglish, who has made Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger his top pairing in the centre of defence.

"Of course, every player wants to play. But I went out of the team through injury and other players have come in and played well. The manager has been fair to those players and rightly so," said Carragher.

"Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel have been two of our best players. I've got to wait my turn, just as other players had to wait their turn when I'd been playing for so long.

"That's just the way football is, you have to respect the manager's decision, respect the other players and, as I say, just do the best for your club when you get a chance."

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