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."