Steven Gerrard Hails Jamie Carragher As Defender Prepares to Take Second on Liverpool Appearances List

Assuming Jamie Carragher is in the lineup on Monday at Craven Cottage, the Liverpool vice-captain will take sole possession of second place on the club's all-time appearance list with 666, behind just Ian Callaghan.

Long-time teammate Steven Gerrard hailed Carragher prior to his achievement, saying that his contributions have been under-appreciated.

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

"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."

Of late, multiple academy products have played alongside Carragher in the Liverpool defense, and Gerrard believes that they would be well-served to take the opportunity to learn from the vice captain.

"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.

"The key thing for them now is to keep learning and keep doing what got them where they are. If they listen to the coaches, the manager and players like Carra, then they can do well."

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