Stevie G is LFC's new number 10
Tuesday, 4th January 2011

Reds skipper Steven Gerrard moved up a place to number ten in the club's all-time table for number of games played in all competitions having come off the bench against Bolton Wanderers on New Year's Day. This was his 549th game for Liverpool, although this is 102 behind Jamie Carragher, our most experienced current player who is ranked fifth.

The thirty-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 139 goals in his 549 appearances, ranking ninth in our all-time top goalscorers list.

His 549 games to date are made up of 381 in the Premiership, 116 in Europe, 28 FA Cup, twenty in the League Cup and two each in the FA Charity/Community Shield and FIFA Club World Championship.

Gerrard's 549th game drew him level with full-back Chris Lawler. He joined the reds in October 1960 and struck 61 times in his 549 reds appearances, helping us to win two League titles, an FA Cup, UEFA Cup and FA Charity Shield before moving to Portsmouth in October 1975. He later returned to the club in the 1980's as Reserve Team Manager.

It will take a further 71 games before Stevie can move up top ninth in the appearances list alongside Alan Hansen, and he would then still be more than 200 games behind Ian Callaghan, who is likely to forever remain the Liverpool player who tops the appearance charts.

Current Top 10 Appearances:
1. Ian Callaghan (857)
2= Ray Clemence (665)
2= Emlyn Hughes (665)
4. Ian Rush (660)
5. Phil Neal (650)
6. Jamie Carragher (651)
7. Tommy Smith (638)
8. Bruce Grobbelaar (628)
9. Alan Hansen (620)
10= Chris Lawler (549)
10= Steven Gerrard (549)

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