Steven Gerrard is set to make his 500th Premier League appearance for Liverpool this afternoon.
The former England international midfielder has been included in the Reds’ starting line-up for today’s Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion away from home.
The 34-year-old is set to be deployed in central midfield in a conservative role, and he will be hoping to make an impact on the game.
The Gerrard against Fletcher duel will be key in deciding the outcome of today’s match, but who is likely to come out on top?
|Team||Chances created/Game||Total Shots/Game||Error Lead To Shot/Game||Total Tackles/Game||Tackles Won/Game||Total Clearances/Game||Interceptions/Game||Touches/Game||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Darren Fletcher||West Brom / Man Utd||0.43||0.33||0.1||1.1||0.71||0.9||1.14||40.48||21||1,264|
As the above Opta Stats table shows, Gerrard has been more creative and more adventurous over the course of the season, creating more chances and taking total shots per game.
The Englishman has also made more tackles and has won more tackles per game, and has actually taken more touches on average per match.