Liverpool boss Benitez: It surprises me that Carragher is not a England regular

Reina said on Carragher’s performance against Barcelona: “Carra was a rock again and I’m really proud to play in the same team as him.

“I’m not the English manager but what I do know is that he is a great player.

“He showed everyone once again how we can perform against a great team with great players.

“The most important thing is that at Liverpool we rate him very highly and he’s a very important player for us.”

Reds boss Rafa Benitez also said: “It surprises me that Jamie is not a regular in the England team.

“It was an outstanding performance from Jamie. When defenders like Jamie have to play against world-class players like Ronaldinho, it is important that they do not make mistakes – and he didn’t.

“He is such a good defender against the very best players and, yes, it is a surprise that such a really good defender does not play every game for his country.”