Steven Gerrard to make 500th Premier League appearance for Liverpool

The Reds skipper will hit the five-century mark is he features for Brendan Rodgers’ men against West Brom this afternoon.

Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool career is drawing to a close, with the talismanic Reds midfielder set to leave Anfield this summer for a move to the MLS.

The veteran playmaker had high hopes of winning the FA Cup with the Merseyside outfit in his final campaign in England, but his side were eliminated from the competition by Aston Villa last weekend.

It appears that Gerrard is set to reach one last milestone before leaving the Premier League, with an appearance against West Brom this afternoon set to be his 500th in the English top flight.

The Merseyside hero would only be the 12th player to reach this landmark.

Ryan Giggs lead the tally with 632 games, while Jamie Carragher’s Liverpool record of 508 outings is set to remain a Liverpool record.

Gerrard’s influence over the Anfield outfit has not be as evident in recent months, with the veteran midfielder starting to show signs that age is catching up with him.

It is expected that Jordan Henderson, who signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool this week, will take over as the club’s captain and driving force from the centre of the park when Gerrard departs.

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