Carragher eyes bright future

Published Sep. 4, 2011 3:15 p.m. EDT

Under Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli Liverpool have brought in some stellar signings to add some significant quality and depth to their squad, with seven players alone coming in this summer. Liverpool have finished sixth and seventh, respectively in the last two seasons but the former England stopper is very optimistic about a better campaign this term. "Normally when a new manager comes in you're building," he told the club's website. "You take it one step at a time. "Under Gerard Houllier and Rafa, even though we won the Champions League with Rafa, in terms of competing it seemed to take a couple of years before you felt like you were not far behind the top teams. "Now, the way we've started, the way we finished last season and the players we've brought in, I'm not saying we're going to win the league, but you feel as if we can give people a run for their money. It's only been six months." Dalglish and Comolli have set about transforming the Liverpool squad at their disposal and have quietly moved out the dead wood from the squad that had built up under the Benitez years. He added: "That's what makes it exciting for me. The quicker the better for me because I'm getting on! "It's a great credit to the manager and staff, to the owners and Damien Comolli for changing things around and bringing in players. We've got rid of a few players now, I'm not sure how many, but there has been a lot of turnover of players and at the moment it looks like it is working. "During some of the tough times it can feel like a million miles from where you want to be but at this moment we seem to be there and we want to stay there."