Steven Gerrard Makes 700th Career Appearance for Liverpool vs. Bolton

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistFebruary 4, 2015

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool collects the ball during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final first leg match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on January 20, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Steven Gerrard will be making his 700th career appearance for Liverpool FC in the club's FA Cup match against Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday, as it was revealed he will be in the Reds' starting XI earlier in the day.

The club's official Twitter feed congratulated the legendary midfielder on the astonishing feat:

Liverpool FC @LFC

Steven Gerrard will make an incredible 700th appearance for #LFC tonight. An astonishing achievement #Stevie700 http://t.co/28q7vzbxJz

The 34-year-old, who is playing his last season at Liverpool before moving to MLS to join LA Galaxy, will become just the third player in club history to clock 700 total appearances. He joins Ian Callaghan and Jamie Carragher, with the latter taking to Twitter to welcome him to the club:

Jamie Carragher @Carra23

Myself & Ian Callaghan would like to welcome Steven Gerrard into the 700 club!

Gerrard joined the Reds' youth setup in 1987 and has never represented another club, becoming a legend at Anfield and one of the top midfielders in Premier League history in the process.

He played a key role during the infamous 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan and also won the FA Cup, Football League Cup and the Community Shield during his time with Liverpool. The Premier League title is one trophy that has so far eluded him.

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As shared by the Daily Telegraph's Henry Winters, he's unlikely to surpass Callaghan or Carragher before the end of the current season:

Henry Winter @henrywinter

Steven Gerrard, starting v #bwfc, becomes 3rd #lfc player to make 700 appearances for the club. Ian Callaghan made 857, Jamie Carragher 737.

TheCoutinhoRole congratulated the longtime skipper, while also sharing this beautiful image of Gerrard through the years:

TheSalahRole @TheSalahRole11

Congratulations To Our Captain Fantastic Steven Gerrard #700Gerrard http://t.co/8ckk67w3ez

The former England international is already a legend at Anfield and will undoubtedly be celebrated for many more years, even after leaving the club for MLS. It's only fitting he now gets to join such an exclusive club, and fans must hope the veteran will deliver a win over Bolton to mark the occasion.


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