Carragher backing Liverpool signing Henderson to handle Sunderland opener

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher knows the new season kickoff will be special for one his new teammates.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher knows the new season kickoff will be special for one his new teammates.

A quirk of the 2011/12 fixture list means Liverpool new boy Jordan Henderson could make his league debut against his former club Sunderland on August 13.

Carragher said: "Football always seems to bring up things like this. It's a big start for him.

"Kenny will pick his team after pre-season but he's spent a few bob on Jordan, so I am sure he is going to play a big part for us. He's a good young player."

 
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