Steven Gerrard says it's crucial Jamie Carragher is kept on at Liverpool.
Carragher is struggling to command regular first-team football and has entered the last season of his contract.
"Jamie won't be fully appreciated until he's gone," said Gerrard to the Daily Mail. "When you're local I think it can get overlooked, how important you are in the set-up. He does so much for the club on and off the field.
"The kids here really look up to him. The stuff he does in his spare time, he's a real role model for the club and I don't think everyone fully understands what that means.
"I'm sure the club realise and, hopefully, they will do their best to keep him around. He performs such an important role here."For all the latest football news go to tribalfootball.com.