Liverpool boss Rodgers tribute to Carragher ahead of landmark game

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted for Jamie Carragher as he chases down another record.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted for Jamie Carragher as he chases down another record.

On Sunday he will become only the second Liverpool player after Ian Callaghan to make his 500th league appearance - and 729th of his 16-year Reds career - when Tottenham visit Anfield.

"It's a remarkable effort to play that number of games at this level - huge applause to him and great credit to his professionalism," Rodgers said.

"He's a remarkable professional, how he's looked after himself all his life.

"You play for a club like Liverpool and the pressures are near enough incomparable to most other clubs.

"To be here for this length of time and commit yourself to the cause - being a local boy as well - be as successful as he has been and still at 35 be an outstanding performer shows the impact he has made as a footballer.

"He's very focused on the last games and I hope he can continue with the form he has shown since he was brought into the team recently."

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