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Liverpool defender Carragher proud of British Euro appearances record

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is proud to be the British European appearances record holder.

The Reds' vice-captain took his tally to 137 matches in continental football when he featured as a second-half substitute in Thursday night's 1-0 win over Sparta Prague and he admits it is a huge honour to achieve such a feat.

"Obviously it means a lot," he told LFC TV.

"Liverpool is my club but it's got a lot of history and a lot of people have achieved success, so to be top of the list is something I'm very proud of.

"I wasn't aware of it until I saw it on the TV when I got home after the match. It was only then that I realised. It's a nice little achievement. Hopefully I can add a few more games over the next few years."

He continued: "Obviously I knew how many matches I'd played but I wasn't aware what the likes of (Ryan) Giggs and (Paul) Scholes had done. They've had great careers and played a lot in Europe, so to be above them when they are two or three years older than me, was something that did surprise me a bit.

"But I've got the record at the moment and I'd like to keep hold of it for as long as possible."

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