Liverpool defender Carragher pleased with Coates arrival

Jamie Carragher has welcomed Liverpool's capture of former Nacional Montevideo defender Sebastian Coates. Carragher welcomes the additional competition.

Jamie Carragher has welcomed Liverpool's capture of former Nacional Montevideo defender Sebastian Coates.

Carragher welcomes the additional competition.

"I haven't seen a lot of him - little bits of highlights from the Copa America," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "For Uruguay to win it was a great achievement with the other nations who were in it, and I think he got Young Player of the Tournament. That shows he's got great quality and I think it's going to be a great addition to the squad.

"You can't think of yourself, you have to think of the club. One centre-back went so we needed another. Time will tell how good the lad is but his pedigree looks fantastic.

"Also, it doesn't look too big a price when you look at some of the prices for defenders now."

While Carragher could be expected to offer advice to a player who doesn't turn 21 until next month, our veteran defender predicts he might be the one doing the learning.

"He's probably been brought up playing a different type of football than I have, a South American style - so maybe I can learn from him as well," said the 33-year-old.

"It's not always about the older players helping the younger - it can work vice versa. You're always learning from different people."

 
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