Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut on 29 November 1998, when he came on as a late substitute in a game against Blackburn Rovers.
Since then, Gerrard has gone on to make 559 appearances for the Reds and scored 140 goals, in all competitions.
Apart from Jamie Carragher, he is the player with the most Premier League experience in the Liverpool first team squad.
This 14 years of playing for the Reds has given Gerrard a tremendous depth of experience.
The captain has pretty much seen it all before and knows what to do and when to do it; from staring defeat in the final seconds of a cup final, to going in at half time in another with the game all but lost, to cruising to the final whistle from a winning position.
This vast wealth of experience is key to the younger players in the team, from those that have been at the club for many seasons, to those that are just starting their careers as Reds.
The young players who have broken into the first team squad from the Academy see Gerrard as an example of what can they can also go on to accomplish.
Gerrard's vast experience as a Liverpool player and in the Premier League shines through in each game he plays and is of vital importance to the Reds