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Carragher: International break will allow Liverpool to regroup

Jamie Carragher is hopeful the current international break will allow Liverpool to take stock before the crucial clash with top-four rivals Manchester City next weekend. The 31 year old claims next Saturday's game is the perfect opportunity for Liverpool to re-establish themselves after a disappointing series of results which has seen them win once in nine games.

"We haven't had that many players training due to the international break, plus the injuries at the club, but everyone's in good spirits," he told Liverpool's official website.

"From a club point of view, if you're going to get injured the best time is maybe during an international break.

"At least it gives the medical staff time to work with the players and try and get them ready for the next match.

"Hopefully we can get everyone back and raring to go ahead of the Man City game.

"It is a massive test. They're probably looking at us and thinking they can maybe take our place in the top four because of the way we've started this season.

"It's up to us to show some fight and character to make sure that doesn't happen."

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