Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Carragher can still write another significant chapter in his Liverpool story before calling time on a glittering playing career at the end of this season.
The boss was reacting to news that the 35-year-old will be leaving the club this summer, ending a first-team career at Anfield that has spanned 16 years.
Carragher broke back into the first team last month when Norwich were dispatched 5-0 at Anfield and has retained his place at the expense of Martin Skrtel.
And Rodgers envisages Carragher having a big part to play for the remainder of this campaign.
"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.
"Jamie's focus is always on doing what is best for the team and he has said he doesn't want any distractions while there are still important matches to be played and won.
"But 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."