Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher is confident of a winning start to the season against Sunderland.

Carragher is confident the Merseysiders will kick things off in style when they face Sunderland on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign.

He said: "It doesn't really matter who you get in the first game - it's always a massive and tough game.

"There is so much on the first game and I am really pleased we are at home because it's not often that happens for us.

"Hopefully we can take advantage as it's important to get off to a good start.

"Sunderland will be in our minds now throughout pre-season and we'll be in their minds as well."

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