Liverpool icon Carragher delighted with first team recall
Carragher reached the 700 game mark for Liverpool earlier this season and sits second on the club's all-time appearance list - behind only Ian Callaghan.
First-team chances have been harder to come by in recent years, but the Bootle native insists he remains ready for the challenge.
"It's a big squad, we all want to play," he said.
"I've been patient and fortunately enough the manager has put me in. Hopefully I can stay there. If not, you go again and try to get back in."