"It was really good to be back," said Carragher. "I've missed it over the past 12 months, so to have a run of games makes you really feel part of it.
"When you come in for the odd game now and then it's great but you know that you have to come out (of the team) and you don't really feel as much a part of things.
"Being in and amongst the lads is great. Knowing that you are going to play helps as well.
"Sometimes you go into games and you're not sure, but if you know that you are playing, you can think about the opposition and start to get your mind ready for the game."