Liverpool defender Carragher proud of British Euro appearances record

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is proud to be the British European appearances record holder.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is proud to be the British European appearances record holder.

The Reds' vice-captain took his tally to 137 matches in continental football when he featured as a second-half substitute in Thursday night's 1-0 win over Sparta Prague and he admits it is a huge honour to achieve such a feat.

"Obviously it means a lot," he told LFC TV.

"Liverpool is my club but it's got a lot of history and a lot of people have achieved success, so to be top of the list is something I'm very proud of.

"I wasn't aware of it until I saw it on the TV when I got home after the match. It was only then that I realised. It's a nice little achievement. Hopefully I can add a few more games over the next few years."

He continued: "Obviously I knew how many matches I'd played but I wasn't aware what the likes of (Ryan) Giggs and (Paul) Scholes had done. They've had great careers and played a lot in Europe, so to be above them when they are two or three years older than me, was something that did surprise me a bit.

"But I've got the record at the moment and I'd like to keep hold of it for as long as possible."

 
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