A modified training plan has been designed to maximise the performance of Reds defender Daniel Agger this season, with the Dane described as a 'warrior' by his manager.
The centre-back has missed just one Barclays Premier League match during the 2012-13 campaign, and boss Brendan Rodgers has been delighted with the style shown by his No.5.
"If you look at Daniel Agger and the level of his game, he's like a midfield player playing at the back," Rodgers explained to the Liverpool Echo.
"First and foremost, he's a great defender. He's aggressive, he's strong, he wins his headers and wins his tackles. He has that warrior spirit.
"He also has that ability to carry the ball. When he has the ball he's a wonderful technician. He understands when to step in, when to make the pass.
"I have been delighted with Daniel and I love his character. He's a real winner.
"He feels good, he feels strong and he's now arriving up to this Christmas period having been one of the outstanding performers for us."
Like defensive partner Martin Skrtel, the 28-year-old is approaching his 200th appearance for the Reds and the manager revealed how the coaching staff are eking everything possible out of the former Brondby man.
The Northern Irishman added: "We have modified Daniel's training load this season in order to maximise how many games he can play.
"Every player has their own individual plan as you can't blanket cover everyone. You can't say what's right for Steven Gerrard is the same for Raheem Sterling.
"You have different timelines in players - aged 17 to 21, 22 to 30, 31 to 39 - they are all different.
"We as a staff always look at each individual and the needs for them. In Daniel's case, his playing time and his recuperation and recovery time have been adapted to what gets him out on the pitch to play and playing at his best."