Fowler hails impact of Liverpool veteran Carragher

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes Jamie Carragher is the ideal role model for local youngsters. Reds defender Jamie Carragher will have his testimonial on Saturday against Everton.

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes Jamie Carragher is the ideal role model for local youngsters.

Reds defender Jamie Carragher will have his testimonial on Saturday against Everton.

Fowler, now playing in Australia with Perth Glory, told liverpoolfc.tv: "It's hard to compare people to previous players because we are talking about different eras and everyone has their own attributes. Let's talk about the future and hopefully we will have youngsters aspiring to be the new Jamie Carragher instead of referring to a 'new' Alan Hansen or a 'new' Mark Lawrenson.

"Jamie's done very well at Liverpool and there's no higher compliment for him than for parents of young lads going into the game hoping that he can go on and be the next Jamie Carragher because he's definitely up there with the Hansen's of this world."