Liverpool veteran Carragher: Foreign players must immediately cut it or not

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says foreign players shouldn't be cut slack during their debut season in England. Carragher isn't surprised by the success of January arrival Luis Suarez.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says foreign players shouldn't be cut slack during their debut season in England.

Carragher isn't surprised by the success of January arrival Luis Suarez.

"I know people say it takes foreigners longer to settle but I think that's a myth," he told LFC Weekly.

"Every foreign player that's been a success at Liverpool has done it straight away: Babbel...Hyypia...Henchoz...Reina...Alonso...Torres...they didn't need much time to settle did they? Suarez would be on that list too. Generally, if you don't settle quickly, you don't settle at all.

"You hear those that say Thierry Henry took 12 months at Arsenal, but he still scored 20-odd goals. It may have taken him 12 weeks, but after that he was fine."

 
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