Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard can continue to perform at the highest level for several more years - and the manager lauded his skipper's continued dedication to the Liverpool cause.
Having surpassed a 600-game milestone for the Reds two weeks ago, Gerrard now finds himself on the brink of picking up a 100th England cap against Sweden in Stockholm on Wednesday.
And Rodgers, who admired the midfielder's abilities from afar during his time at Chelsea and elsewhere, insists working with Gerrard on a daily basis has been a privilege.
"I watched him from the outside for a long time, but to actually work with him day to day, you realise he's great player and an even better man," said the manager.
"The way he conducts himself on and off the field, he has real old-school values and ethics. He never has a lazy day. He comes in every day to work hard and is a real inspiration to the young players at the club.
"He's still got a few years left in him yet. He's been outstanding, a real good man, and hopefully he can keep performing.
"He's a wonderful role model and he's just made his 600th appearance for Liverpool which is absolutely incredible."