Liverpool's Jamie Carragher: Win over Arsenal may make people sit up and take notice

The Reds vice-captain points to his side’s bench against the Gunners as an example of how much they have improved, but warns not to write off Arsene Wenger’s men

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool's win over Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday could make people "sit up and take notice".

The result saw the Reds record their first victory away to the Gunners since 2000, and the defender believes the high standards the team have now set themselves can only help them improve.

"It was a big game for us and a big result," Carragher told reporters.

"The challenge for us now is to build on this result. This win has put us in a good position, it may make some people sit up and take notice and think this Liverpool team could maybe do things this season."

Carragher was also quick to point out the impact Liverpool’s substitutes made on the game, with Raul Meireles and Luis Suarez both coming off the bench to play a pivotal role in the win.

He continued: "That's always been a complaint from supporters or people in the media about the bench at Liverpool, but to have that quality to come on, they were instrumental in killing the game off for us.”

Despite his team’s victory, Carragher refused to write off Arsenal, backing manager Arsene Wenger to silence critics.

"The only team that were on the verge of stopping Manchester United towards the end of last season was Arsenal so I certainly don't think they are a spent force," he added.

"They've got a great manager, great stadium, great club and I'm sure he'll have something up his sleeve in the next 10 days if Samir Nasri goes. He's done it so often so I certainly wouldn't write off Arsenal."