Last Updated: Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:50
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Jamie Carragher, who announced his retirement from the game on Thursday.
The Reds boss says when the time comes the club and the fans will get their chance to say a proper thank-you to Carragher for the years of service he has given to the club.
The 35-year-old has been at Anfield since 1994 as a teenager and is finishing at the end of the campaign, but Rodgers says he will have a lot offer between now and the end of the season.
He told the club's website: "Jamie has been absolutely outstanding for me since I joined the club," he said. "He has been a model professional on and off the pitch and has shown an unswerving commitment to our work.
"We still have a lot to play for as we look to finish as high up the Barclays Premier League as possible and continue our progression in the Europa League, a competition we'd like to win.
"He will have a significant role to play for us between now and May and I know his commitment and dedication on the pitch will remain as it has done his entire career at Liverpool."
Rodgers added: "When the time is right we, as a team and a club, will give the man the tribute and recognition he deserves. I know the supporters will want to say thank you to someone who has served them with such distinction for so long."
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