Jamie Carragher welcomes Steven Gerrard to Liverpool’s 700 club
Jamie Carragher tweets his congratulates to his former team-mate and pal Steven Gerrard
Jamie Carragher has welcomed Steven Gerrard to Liverpool’s illustrious “700 club”.
The Reds skipper will play his 700th Liverpool game after the long-serving midfielder was named in the starting line-up for Tuesday night’s FA Cup clash at Bolton Wanderers.
Gerrard was forced to wait to reach the milestone after Reds manager Brendan Rodgers opted to rest the midfielder for their 2-0 win against West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday.
Carragher, who made 737 appearances during a 17-year Anfield career, was thrilled to the Reds’ 700 club swell to a three-man affair, including Liverpool great Ian Callaghan.
Myself & Ian Callaghan would like to welcome Steven Gerrard into the 700 club!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 4, 2015
Callaghan’s record of 856 Liverpool games remain safe (for now) as the current Reds captain is set to leave the club at the end of the season.
Last week, Gerrard took to Instagram to show off his new Adidas boots made ahead of the midfielder’s 700th Liverpool appearance.
Gerrard wrote: “I will be wearing these in the next match I play in. Appearance number 700 for the Reds! #therewillbehaters #predatorinstinct #adidasuk”
The Reds captain has scored five goals and has made one assist in 20 Premier League appearances this season.
Gerrard has won the Champions League, Uefa Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups during a decorated 17-year career at Anfield.