Didier Drogba has become the latest high profile name to pay tribute to Jamie Carragher ahead of the defender's retirement from football this weekend.
The former Chelsea powerhouse was involved in a number of gruelling battles with the Liverpool No.23 during the course of his eight-year spell at Stamford Bridge, including Champions League and FA Cup semi-finals.
Now at Galatasaray, Drogba has recalled what it was like to face the Reds legend for LFC TV's forthcoming 'Carragher' documentary.
The Ivorian said: "Jamie is an icon - a Liverpool icon.
"16 years at the club, he has been the captain and a true leader. I think even now, he is still the leader of the team.
"He did a lot of things for the club, including winning the Champions League.
"I played a lot of games against him and it was always a battle.
"When I thought I'd won the duel, he'd be there again, but it was always in a good spirit.
"That's what made him a great player."
A new documentary featuring Jamie Carragher's managers, teammates and some high-profile opponents airs for the first time at 7pm BST on Friday, May 24 on LFC TV. 'Carragher' will also be available on LFC TV Online and will conclude a fortnight of tributes across club media.