Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has hailed the 100 per cent appearances record of Martin Skrtel this season.

Skrtel and Everton's Leighton Baines were the only outfield players not to miss a minute of top-flight action in 2010-11 - and the Liverpool man's feat has not gone unnoticed in the dressing room.

"It's a fantastic achievement by Martin," Carragher told "It's very difficult to play every match the way the modern game is with big squads and rotation.

"There's also the intensity of the games and how many knocks you can get.

"I was hoping that Leighton Baines would maybe get a slight knock on Sunday so he would have to come off and Martin could have the record to himself.

"But it's still great for him."

 It's kicking off again! Click here for your No1 source for Liverpool transfer market news and gossip.