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Carragher pleads with Liverpool fans to stay patient

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has pleaded with Anfield fans to get off the players' backs after their draw with Fulham on Saturday.

"The crowd want us to win so much that it transmits itself to the players on the pitch," he said. "You could feel that when we were trying to get a breakthrough in the second half against Fulham on Saturday.

"The supporters have to realise we are still in November, not March or April. We all have to stay patient. It is a long race and we have to accept it is not the be-all and end-all if we draw a home game.

"Like us, the fans are passionate about winning the title but sometimes that passion can bowl you over. Don't get me wrong, the fans are great for us but we are in this together and we all have to realise the importance of being patient."

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