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Gerrard praises classy Carragher

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has heaped praise on teammate Jamie Carragher ahead of another milestone appearance for the club.

The colossal defender is preparing for his 666th game in a Liverpool shirt at Fulham on Monday, and will surpass Anfield legends Emlyn Hughes and Ray Clemence on the club's all-time appearance list.

Carragher will become Liverpool's second most capped player behind Ian Callaghan, who made 857 appearances for the Merseysiders.

And Gerrard, who came through the club's Melwood academy alongside Carragher, paid tribute to the influential star, saying he will undoubtedly go down as a modern-day Kop great.

"Carra is unbelievable, and I am one of his biggest fans.


 

"What some people don't appreciate with Carra is he puts his body on the line. Week in, week out, he will push through the pain barrier for himself and the club."

Gerrard commended the influence of Liverpool's 33-year-old vice-captain, who has certainly made his mark at Anfield over the years.

Well known for his enduring commitment, and his own brand of robust defending, Carragher will be remembered for more than the club's second longest serving player of all-time.

"I have seen his attitude for more than a decade and I don't believe he gets enough credit for it.

"He's breaking records right at the highest level of the game because of his attitude. He's an absolute credit to himself."

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