Carra: Reds right to trust youth

The Reds have already signed 21-year-old Jordan Henderson from

Sunderland this summer while the likes of Jay Spearing, John

Flanagan and Jack Robinson have all appeared for the first team.

Carragher, now 33, agrees that placing trust in youth is the

correct way forward as the team prepare for another Premier League

season. Carragher told the club’s official website: “The club now

has a policy of focusing attention on young players and I think

that’s the right way for clubs to go. “You want to develop a team

and have players at the club for a long time. I think that approach

will really benefit us. “Things don’t always work out, but it’s

much easier to move on a younger player who still has a decent

sell-on value than someone in their 30s.” The former England

defender is also impressed by Henderson and believes he will just

be the first new arrival at Anfield this summer. He said: “Jordan

is a great signing. I know one of the coaches at Sunderland who

rates Jordan very highly. “He had a great season with Sunderland

and we’re fortunate to have got him. I think he will add real

energy to our midfield. “It’s still very early and I didn’t expect

too much to happen on the transfer front before now. “Over the

summer players, managers, chief executives and owners are all away

on holiday. “It’s only the start of July and with pre-season

getting going next week I’m sure things will soon start moving.

“You often find that one deal sets it off and everything happens

from there. “I’m sure it will kick off over the next few weeks and

hopefully we’ll get a couple more new faces in.”