Carra enjoying Rodgers' reign
Reds stalwart impressed by new Anfield boss
Last Updated: July 18, 2012 4:45pm
Jamie Carragher: Hoping to prove to Brendan Rodgers that he is deserving of a starting role
Jamie Carragher believes he has already benefited from Brendan Rodgers' short reign as Liverpool boss, as the Reds ready themselves for the new season.
Rodgers has been charged with the task of succeeding Anfield legend Kenny Dalglish and bringing the good times back to the red half of Merseyside.
He has already set about shaping his squad, with new signings snapped up and former loan stars welcomed back into the fold.
The Reds are in buoyant mood as the 2012/13 campaign approaches, and are currently in the United States for a pre-season workout.
Carragher has been impressed by the new coaching team and what they have brought to the table, and believes they will have the players in the best possible shape to face the challenges to come.
Speaking from the Reds' base in Boston, the experienced defender told the club's official website: "We've come for the weather. Not in terms of getting a sun tan and those type of things, you need to work hard in this type of weather and hopefully improve fitness for the start of the season.
"Whenever a new manager comes in there's always something slightly different, and because it's fresh and new, people seem to take to it."
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"I can only speak for myself in terms of the training sessions but they've been very enjoyable and we are working really hard. Whenever a new manager comes in there's always something slightly different, and because it's fresh and new, people seem to take to it.
"I get on well with (Rodgers). He's come here and really settled well. Everyone has their own ideas and ways of doing things and this manager is no different."
Rodgers is the sixth manager Carragher has worked under during a 16-year career at Anfield and, despite the Northern Irishman being only five years older than him, the former England international claims fresh ideas continue to improve his game.
"Even as a player my age, you can learn certain things," added the 34-year-old.
"And in the last few weeks I've picked up different things off the manager. You want to impress the manager and show him you are a good player and that you deserve to be in his team or in his plans. You've always got to try and prove yourself."