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Carragher desperate for Liverpool team to remain intact

Jamie Carragher is hoping Liverpool's financial troubles will not lead to a break-up of the Reds squad. "I'm like any fan, I get excited about who we might bring in. The players are exactly the same as the man on the street, you pick up the paper hoping you are going to see you've signed someone," he told Sky Sports News.

"But this summer there has been a bit of speculation about players moving on, so at the moment I'm hoping that doesn't happen rather than people come in. We have got a great side at the moment, and I'm sure the manager will make a couple of additions, but we don't want to lose anyone."

One of those linked with a summer exit is Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, but Carragher hopes those reports prove false.

"He and Stevie Gerrard were probably our best two players last season. I think Stevie won Footballer of the Year, but if you asked the fans I think they would maybe say that Alonso was our best player last season so he is certainly someone we don't want to lose," he said.

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