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Gerrard pays tribute as Liverpool colleague Gerrard reaches milestone

Jamie Carragher is inline for 666 appearances for Liverpool if selected for the game against Fulham on Monday, and team-mate Steven Gerrard is quick to praise the veteran defender. However, the 33-year-old has some way to go to match Ian Callaghan's 857 appearances.

Team-mate Gerrard believes Monday's milestone is just reward for a player he considers to be a role model for the younger generation.

"Carra is unbelievable, and I am one of his biggest fans. I have seen his attitude for more than a decade and I don't believe he gets enough credit for it," Gerrard told the Daily Mirror.

"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.

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

"Some of the youngsters at our club will get the opportunity to progress, but they will only achieve that if they listen to the people that count, experienced players like Jamie Carragher."

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