Steven Gerrard To Join Elite Liverpool ‘700 Club’ vs Bolton

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Another honour to confirm his legendary Liverpool status.

Steven Gerrard will become just the third Liverpool man to reach 700 appearances for the Reds when he plays against Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday night.

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The Liverpool captain is said to have recovered from a tight hamstring that kept him on the sidelines against West Ham at the weekend but he is back in contention for the FA Cup 4th round replay at Bolton tonight.

“Steven is fine and has trained great. But if it was too much of a risk, we have other players to come in. We manage the recovery process for Steven individually and that allows him to maybe miss a game and come back with no ill-effects,” he said, reports Daily Mirror.

“Seven hundred is an incredible achievement and not sure will ever happen again at this club.

“The professionalism isn’t just about the games, he has devoted every day to his football.”

Only Ian Callaghan, who has donned the famous shirt 857 times, and Jamie Carragher, 737, have made more Liverpool appearances than the 34 year old Kop favourite.

And Gerrard will be wanting to make as many appearances as possible for the Reds before he quits Anfield for LA Galaxy in the summer.

However, it seems that he may have to be content with a bronze medal in the appearance stakes – unless he makes a sensational return later in his MLS career.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutino has pledged his long term future to the club by signing a new contract until 2020.

Whilst one legendary Anfield career comes to an end, perhaps another is just beginning.

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