Carragher - Character is key

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Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool are demonstrating the character needed to win the Premier League.

And Riera echoes his team-mate's sentiments

Jamie Carragher believes he and his Liverpool team-mates are demonstrating the character needed to win the Premier League. The centre-back was a part of the side which came from behind to defeat Wigan at Anfield on Saturday to maintain an unbeaten record this season. Carragher was also involved as the Reds recorded turn-around wins against Middlesbrough, Manchester United and Manchester City this campaign, and the 30-year-old believes the successes are positive signs. The games could be viewed as contests Liverpool - who have not lifted a league title in 18 years - would not have won in seasons past, and Carragher believes the improvement is down to the mental strength of his colleagues.

Confident

"We were always confident about turning things around against Wigan because we've done it a few times this season now," he told Liverpool's official website. "There's a really good team spirit at the moment and that makes a big difference. You're going to need a lot of character to challenge for the league title over the next few months. "We know we're a good side but only time will tell if we're good enough to go on and win the title. At this stage we're just happy that we're up there and challenging. "The most important thing is to get the points on the board as soon as possible and that's what we're trying to do at the moment."
Unstuck
Carragher, though, is wary that Liverpool cannot afford to keep giving opponents a head start. "It's not something you want to be doing in every game of the season because eventually you're going to come unstuck," added Carragher. Winger Albert Riera - who moved to England from Espanyol in the summer - has echoed Carragher's sentiments. "We just don't know when we are beaten, and that is a quality that was apparent to me the moment I arrived here," said Riera. "It really is unbelievable. You get confidence from winning games. It demonstrates how good we are at reacting to adversity. That is so important and is the message that comes across loud and clear."

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