Jose Enrique insists Jamie Carragher has earned all the plaudits and appearances he has received and made throughout his career.

The veteran defender is set to retire in the summer after a career spanning almost two decades at senior level and teammate Enrique says it is no accident he has played so many times for the Reds.

"One of the reasons I came here was Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and now Luis Suarez," he told LFC TV.

"These are players that have amazing history at the club and I want to try to be like them in the future here.

"You have to respect the past he [Carragher] has here - he's a player that has played 700 games.

"It's not lucky, he deserves it. He has been an amazing player for Liverpool for many years and he's an example for any player here."

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