Carra told the Sunday Times: "I wouldn't say we like the negative image others give Liverpool but it gives us something to rally against.
"People here have got a bit of life, haven't they? That's what I think when I look at the England team. The two best players are Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard. They can put in a tackle and look after themselves but also have the creative spark. People from Liverpool can be . . . in the nicest possible way . . . little f****** and Stevie and Wayne have that devilment."