Stevie G to become LFC’s new number 14
Wednesday, 23rd September 2009
Reds skipper Steven Gerrard will move up a place to number 14 in the club's all-time table for number of games played in all competitions if he turns out against Hull City at Anfield on Saturday. This will be his 492nd game for Liverpool, although this is 94 behind Jamie Carragher, our most experienced current player who is currently ranked ninth.

The 29-year old Huyton-born lad signed on as a pro in 1997, and is currently contracted with the club until 2013. He has so far bagged an impressive 122 goals in his 491 appearances, and he is just six strikes short of moving up into our top ten goalscorers of all time.

His 491 games to date are made up of 339 in the Premiership, 102 in Europe, 26 FA Cup, twenty in the League Cup and two each in the FA Charity/Community Shield and FIFA Club World Championship.

Gerrard's 492nd game will draw him level with legendary centre-forward Roger Hunt. He netted 286 times, with his 245 League goals remaining a club record. ‘Sir' Roger' has the distinction of being the only red to win the World Cup while at Anfield, while his club medal haul includes two League championships, FA Cup, Second Division title and FA Charity Shield.

It will take a further 57 games before Stevie can break into the club's all-time Top 10 appearance holders, and he would then still be more than 300 games behind Ian Callaghan, who is likely to forever remain the Liverpool player who tops the appearance charts. Next in his sights is 1980's midfielder Ronnie Whelan, whom he is likely to match next week at Fiorentina as he is only one game ahead of Roger Hunt, on 493.

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