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RELIVE EVERY GOAL OF THE ANFIELD SKIPPER’S CENTURY


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1. v Sheffield Wednesday, Anfield, Premier League, 05/12/99 - won 4-1. Rampaging run from the edge of the centre circle in the 69th minute took him past two defenders before he fired the Reds' third goal past Kevin Pressman.

FIRST: Gerrard scores his first goal in 1999 11. v Alaves, Westfalenstadion, UEFA Cup final, 16/05/01 won 5-4. Added to Markus Babbel's early strike when he netted with a low drive in the 16th minute to put Liverpool 2-0 up. However, a remarkable final saw the Spaniards battle back from 3-1 and 4-3 down to force extra time. An absorbing contest was finally settled with three minutes of extra time remaining when Delfi Geli headed Gary McAllister's free-kick into his own net.

FINAL: Scored second against Alaves in 2001

1 20. v Tottenham, White Hart Lane, Premier League, 16/03/03 - won 3-2. Wrapped up the points with the Reds' third goal eight minutes from time when he ran from just inside Spurs' half to plant a firm drive past Kasey Keller.

21. v Leeds United, Anfield, Premier League, 23/03/03 won 3-1. Secured victory with a goal 17 minutes from time. Michael Owen played the ball back to the onrushing Gerrard who side-footed a controlled finish into the bottom corner.

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2. v West Ham, Upton Park, Premier League, 17/09/00 drew 1-1. Opened the scoring in the 12th minute rounding off a slick move. Danny Murphy whipped in a cross to the far post and Gerrard stretched out a leg to send the ball past Shaka Hislop.

3. v Coventry, Anfield, Premier League, 12/11/00 won 4-1. Netted the Reds' second in the 51th minute as he rose to meet Gary McAllister's free-kick from the right and sent a header beyond Chris Kirkland.

12. v Aston Villa, Anfield, Premier League, 08/09/01 lost 3-1. Equalised just after half-time when he headed home Gary McAllister's corner but was sent off 16 minutes from time for a challenge on George Boateng.

13. v Everton, Goodison Park, Premier League, 15/09/01 won 3-1. Led the Reds' fightback with his first derby goal in the 12th minute. Pouncing on a poor headed clearance, he rounded Gary Naysmith and hammered a crossshot into the corner.

22. v Charlton Athletic, Anfield, Premier League, 21/04/03 - won 2-1. Completed a dramatic comeback win for the Reds in the final minute. After Sami Hyypia had levelled, Gerrard took on the Charlton defence before shooting past Dean Kiely.

23. v Birmingham City, Anfield, Premier League, 30/11/03 - won 3-1. Cancelled out Mikael Forssell's goal as he kept his nerve from the penalty spot after Florent Sinama-Pongolle had been fouled by Kenny Cunningham 10 minutes before the break.

4. v Olympiakos, Olympiako Stadio, UEFA Cup, 23/11/00 - drew 2-2. A perfectly weighted corner by Nick Barmby was nodded home by Gerrard to put the Reds 2-1 up in the 67th minute.

SUPER: 35-yarder sunk Southampton back in 2001

24. v Bolton, Reebok Stadium, Premier League, 07/02/04 drew 2-2. Rescued a point for Liverpool with a clinical right-footed strike from Anthony Le Tallec's cross midway through the second half.

29 & 30. v Graz AK, Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium, Champions League qualifier, 10/08/04 won 2-0. Gerrard netted a brace in Rafael Benitez's first competitive game as manager. He opened the scoring against the

Austrians in the 22nd minute with a stunning strike from 25 yards which flew into the top corner and doubled the lead with a sweet half volley 12 minutes from time.

34. v Portsmouth, Anfield, Premier League, 14/12/04 drew 1-1. With 20 minutes left he opened the scoring with a thunderous strike. Didi Hamann touched a free-kick into his path and a right-footed shot flashed into the top corner.

35. v West Brom, The Hawthorns, Premier League, 26/12/04 - won 5-0. Netted the Reds' third in an easy Boxing Day victory in the midlands. Ten minutes into the second half he powered a 25-yard free-kick low past Russell Hoult.

36. v Watford, Anfield, League Cup, 11/01/05 - won 1-0. Scored the only goal of the semi-final first leg 11 minutes after the interval. Milan Baros' cross was parried by Paul Jones and Gerrard fired in a goalbound shot which Neil Cox headed into the roof of his own net.

climbed highest to nod John Arne Riise's cross past Dida. Goals from Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso brought the Reds level and then Jerzy Dudek was the hero in the penalty shootout as Liverpool won the European Cup for the fifth time.

42, 43 & 44. v TNS, Anfield, Champions League qualifier, 13/07/05 - won 3-0. Netted a hat-trick as the Reds began the defence of their Champions League crown in style. Slotted in the opener from 10 yards after eight minutes and then in the 21st

minute he raced through before lobbing the on-rushing keeper. Completed his treble with a low 20-yard strike after 89 minutes.

52. v Sunderland, Stadium of Light, Premier League, 30/11/05 - won 2-0. After being put through by Xabi Alonso’s pass, he rounded Ben Alnwick and then prodded the ball into the empty net to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

53. v Deportivo Saprissa, Yokohama International Stadium, World Club Championship, 15/12/05 - won 3-0. Scored the Reds’ second against the Costa Ricans just past the half hour mark when he volleyed home John Arne Riise’s cross.

54. v Newcastle, Anfield, Premier League, 26/12/05 won 2-0. Put the home side ahead in the 14th minute when he burst through the Magpies’ defence and drove home a rising shot.

55. v Everton, Goodison Park, Premier League, 28/12/05 won 3-1. Made it 2-0 in the 17th minute as he latched on to Tim Cahill’s clearing header and fired a low 25-yarder into the corner with the help of a slight deflection off Joseph Yobo.

SWEET: Steven Gerrard puts the Reds two up at Goodison in 2005

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14. v Dynamo Kiev, Olympiysky Stadium, Champions League, 16/10/01 won 2-1. Provided the perfect boost for manager Gerard Houllier as he recovered from heart surgery by scoring the winner which meant Liverpool became the first

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28. v Birmingham City, St Andrews, Premier League, 08/05/04 - won 3-0. Gerrard was at his inspirational best as he helped the Reds close in on qualifying for the Champions League. Got played in late on by Danny Murphy.

41. v AC Milan, Ataturk Stadium, Champions League final, 25/05/05 drew 3-3 (won 3-2 on penalties). Trailing 3-0 at the break, the Reds looked doomed before Captain Fantastic kick-started the Miracle of Istanbul. In the 53rd minute he

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Saturday, October 4, 2008 5. v Arsenal, Anfield, Premier League, 23/12/00 won 4-0. Started the rout in the 11th minute as he latched on to Patrick Vieira's clearance from Markus Babbel's long throw and netted with a low drive from 20 yards.

6. v Southampton, Anfield, Premier League, 01/01/01 won 2-1. Opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he crashed home a stunning 35-yarder which dipped over Saints goalkeeper Paul Jones.

English side ever to win in Kiev. In the 67th minute Vladimir Smicer's header found Gerrard who fired in a left-foot shot that deflected into the far corner.

Made something out of nothing four minutes into the second half when he collected a hopeful ball across the penalty area from Michael Owen and sprinted past two players before flicking an exquisite left-footed shot past Jussi Jaaskelainen.

15. v Bolton, Anfield, Premier League, 01/01/02 - drew 1-1.

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CREAM OF CROP: Gerrard’s goal changed the game in Istanbul, 2005

WHICH ARE THE BEST? Vote for your favourite 5 Gerrard goals online at: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk 45 & 46. v TNS, Racecourse Ground, Champions League qualifier, 19/07/05 won 3-0. Came off the bench to score twice inside a minute late on in the second leg against the Welsh minnows. Fired a long range drive into the bottom corner

after 84 minutes and seconds later beat the keeper once again.

56. v Bolton, Reebok Stadium, Premier League, 02/01/06 - drew 2-2. Pulled the Reds level midway through the second half when he enticed a rash challenge from Joey O'Brien and expertly converted the penalty.

57. v Luton, Kenilworth Road, FA Cup, 07/01/06 - won 5-3. Opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a stunning effort. After finding room on the right-hand side of the box he arched a shot away from Marlon Beresford's despairing dive and into the corner.

47. v FBK Kaunas, Darius and Girenas Stadium, Champions League qualifier, 26/07/05 - won 3-1. In the 54th minute he exchanged passes

with Peter Crouch and strode into the area where he was upended by Mindaugas Baguzis. He made no mistake with a fiercely struck penalty. 48. v FBK Kaunas, Anfield, Champions League qualifier, 02/08/05 - won 58. v Portsmouth, Fratton Park, FA Cup, 29/01/06 - won 2-1. Broke the deadlock eight minutes before the break from the penalty spot after Dejan Stefanovic had been harshly penalised for handball.

2-0. Introduced off the bench on 74 minutes and needed just three minutes to break the deadlock as he fired in an angled drive which was fumbled in by the keeper.

DOUBLE: Gerrard scored a brace against West Ham in the ‘06 cup final 59. v Birmingham, Anfield, Premier League, 01/02/06 drew 1-1. Put the Reds ahead just past the hour mark when he finished a great move he had started with a shot which deflected off Martin Latka and flew past Maik Taylor.

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www.liverpoolecho.co.uk 7. v Aston Villa, Villa Park, Premier League, 13/01/01 won 3-0. Jari Litmanen picked out Danny Murphy and he touched it into the path of Gerrard who hit a first time shot into the roof of the net for the Reds' second on 32 minutes.

CRACKER: Gerrard fires past Beckham in the 2003 cup final

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16. v Birmingham, Anfield, Premier League, 11/09/02 drew 2-2. Doubled the Reds' lead in the 49th minute when he latched on to El Hadji Diouf's pass and fired a diagonal shot past Nico Vaesen.

25. v Manchester City, Anfield, Premier League, 11/02/04 - won 2-1. Capped another fine performance with a 51st minute winner. David James could only parry Michael Owen's effort and he lashed the loose ball into the net from close range.

26. v Levski Sofia, Anfield, UEFA Cup, 26/02/04 - won 2-0. Ended the Reds' frustration by breaking the deadlock in the 67th minute when he dispatched a vicious volley past Dimitar Ivankov.

31. v Manchester City, Anfield, Premier League, 21/08/04 - won 2-1. It was 1-1 with 15 minutes to go when a long ball sent Milan Baros scampering away and although David James did well to block his effort, the ball fell kindly to Gerrard to score.

32. v West Brom, Anfield, Premier League, 11/09/04 won 3-0. Opened the scoring in the 16th minute after combining with Luis Garcia and Steve Finnan he charged through and kept his balance to shoot home from close range.

37. v Watford, Vicarage Road, League Cup, 25/01/05 - won 1-0. Secured the Reds' passage to the final with the only goal of the second leg. In the 77th minute he ran across the Hornets' backline before placing the ball into the bottom corner.

38. v Everton, Anfield, Premier League, 20/03/05 won 2-1. Netted the opener in the 201st derby in the 27th minute as Gerrard caught Nigel Martyn out by going for placement rather than power after Didi Hamann touched a free-kick to him.

39. v Middlesbrough, Anfield, Premier League, 30/04/05 - drew 1-1. Equalised seven minutes into the second half with a spectacular 35-yard thunderbolt which flew into the top left corner of the goal at the Kop end.

49. v Chelsea, Anfield, Premier League, 02/10/05 lost 4-1. Equalised for the Reds in the 36th minute when John Arne Riise's corner was flicked on by Jamie Carragher and he fired a powerful shot past Petr Cech.

50. Crystal Palace, Selhurst Park, League Cup, 25/10/05 - lost 2-1. Brought up his half century on his return from a shin injury. Equalised five minutes before the break when he exquisitely side-footed home from 20 yards.

60. v Newcastle, St James’ Park, Premier League, 19/03/06 - won 3-1. Made it 2-0 ten minutes before the break as he played a neat one-two with Peter Crouch before firing the ball into the corner.

61 & 62. v Aston Villa, Anfield, Premier League, 29/04/06 - won 3-1. Two goals in just five second half minutes. Directed Xabi Alonso’s cross past Thomas Sorensen on the hour then beat him from outside the box after being put in by Robbie Fowler.

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8. v Tranmere Rovers, Prenton Park, FA Cup, 11/03/01 - won 4-2. Gary McAllister's 52nd minute corner was inadvertently flicked on by Tranmere's Steve Yates and Gerrard headed in from point blank range to make it 3-1.

9. v Manchester United, Anfield, Premier League, 31/03/01- won 2-0. Gave the Reds the lead in the 16th minute in spectacular fashion. Robbie Fowler laid the ball into his path and he unleashed an unstoppable 35-yarder past Fabien Barthez.

10. v Leeds United, Anfield, Premier League, 13/04/01 lost 2-1. Volleyed home Michael Owen's cross from the edge of the six-yard box 10 minutes into the second half. But was controversially shown a second yellow card for a foul on David Batty.

17. v Aston Villa, Villa Park, League Cup quarter-final, 18/12/02 - won 4-3. Michael Owen took on the Villa defence and, although he was crowded out, the ball dropped to Gerrard who lashed a low drive beyond Peter Enckelman. The 67th minute strike put the Reds 3-1 up.

18. v West Ham, Upton Park, Premier League, 02/02/03 won 3-0. Added to Milan Baros' goal by putting the Reds 2-0 up inside 10 minutes. David James failed to clear John Arne Riise's corner and Gerrard fired past the stranded keeper from 25 yards.

19. v Manchester United, Millennium Stadium, League Cup final, 02/03/03 - won 2-0. Took advantage of David Beckham's failure to close him down and his 25-yarder deflected off the England captain and looped over Fabien Barthez just six minutes in. 27. v Levski Sofia, Vassil Levski, UEFA Cup, 03/03/04 won 4-2. Helped secure the Reds' safe passage with a goal inside seven minutes as he pounced on a mistake by Ilian Stoyanov, rounded keeper Dimitar Ivankov and slid the ball home.

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BEAUTY: Gerrard scores against Olympiakos in 2004 40. v Arsenal, Highbury, Premier League, 08/05/05 lost 3-1. Pulled a goal back for the Reds on 51 minutes when his free-kick deflected off Cesc Fabregas and flew past Jens Lehmann.

33. v Olympiakos, Anfield, Champions League, 08/12/04 won 3-1. Liverpool needed to win by two goals to reach the knockout stages and time was running out. With just four minutes to go, Neil Mellor teed up Gerrard 25 yards out and he unleashed an unstoppable drive.

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VITAL: His last-gasp winner against Charlton at Anfield in 2003 51. v Aston Villa, Villa Park, Premier League, 05/11/05 won 2-0. Celebrated his 300th appearance with the opener five minutes from time. Netted from the spot after sub Peter Crouch had been fouled by Liam Ridgewell. 63 & 64. v West Ham, Millennium Stadium, FA Cup final, 13/05/06 - drew 3-3 (won 3-1 on penalties). Was Liverpool’s saviour as they fought back from 2-0 down to clinch the trophy. He made it 2-2 nine minutes into the second half when he

lashed a fierce shot past Shaka Hislop after Xabi Alonso's free-kick had been headed down by Peter Crouch. Paul Konchesky put the Hammers back in front and the Reds were just seconds from defeat when their inspirational skipper un-

leashed a first-time drive from fully 35 yards into the corner. After a goalless extra time, Gerrard held his nerve to score in the shootout as Pepe Reina made three crucial spot-kick saves. l The ton continues on the next page...


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1. v Sheffield Wednesday, Anfield, Premier League, 05/12/99 - won 4-1. Rampaging run from the edge of the centre circle in the 69th minute took him past two defenders before he fired the Reds' third goal past Kevin Pressman.

FIRST: Gerrard scores his first goal in 1999 11. v Alaves, Westfalenstadion, UEFA Cup final, 16/05/01 won 5-4. Added to Markus Babbel's early strike when he netted with a low drive in the 16th minute to put Liverpool 2-0 up. However, a remarkable final saw the Spaniards battle back from 3-1 and 4-3 down to force extra time. An absorbing contest was finally settled with three minutes of extra time remaining when Delfi Geli headed Gary McAllister's free-kick into his own net.

FINAL: Scored second against Alaves in 2001

1 20. v Tottenham, White Hart Lane, Premier League, 16/03/03 - won 3-2. Wrapped up the points with the Reds' third goal eight minutes from time when he ran from just inside Spurs' half to plant a firm drive past Kasey Keller.

21. v Leeds United, Anfield, Premier League, 23/03/03 won 3-1. Secured victory with a goal 17 minutes from time. Michael Owen played the ball back to the onrushing Gerrard who side-footed a controlled finish into the bottom corner.

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2. v West Ham, Upton Park, Premier League, 17/09/00 drew 1-1. Opened the scoring in the 12th minute rounding off a slick move. Danny Murphy whipped in a cross to the far post and Gerrard stretched out a leg to send the ball past Shaka Hislop.

3. v Coventry, Anfield, Premier League, 12/11/00 won 4-1. Netted the Reds' second in the 51th minute as he rose to meet Gary McAllister's free-kick from the right and sent a header beyond Chris Kirkland.

12. v Aston Villa, Anfield, Premier League, 08/09/01 lost 3-1. Equalised just after half-time when he headed home Gary McAllister's corner but was sent off 16 minutes from time for a challenge on George Boateng.

13. v Everton, Goodison Park, Premier League, 15/09/01 won 3-1. Led the Reds' fightback with his first derby goal in the 12th minute. Pouncing on a poor headed clearance, he rounded Gary Naysmith and hammered a crossshot into the corner.

22. v Charlton Athletic, Anfield, Premier League, 21/04/03 - won 2-1. Completed a dramatic comeback win for the Reds in the final minute. After Sami Hyypia had levelled, Gerrard took on the Charlton defence before shooting past Dean Kiely.

23. v Birmingham City, Anfield, Premier League, 30/11/03 - won 3-1. Cancelled out Mikael Forssell's goal as he kept his nerve from the penalty spot after Florent Sinama-Pongolle had been fouled by Kenny Cunningham 10 minutes before the break.

4. v Olympiakos, Olympiako Stadio, UEFA Cup, 23/11/00 - drew 2-2. A perfectly weighted corner by Nick Barmby was nodded home by Gerrard to put the Reds 2-1 up in the 67th minute.

SUPER: 35-yarder sunk Southampton back in 2001

24. v Bolton, Reebok Stadium, Premier League, 07/02/04 drew 2-2. Rescued a point for Liverpool with a clinical right-footed strike from Anthony Le Tallec's cross midway through the second half.

29 & 30. v Graz AK, Arnold Schwarzenegger Stadium, Champions League qualifier, 10/08/04 won 2-0. Gerrard netted a brace in Rafael Benitez's first competitive game as manager. He opened the scoring against the

Austrians in the 22nd minute with a stunning strike from 25 yards which flew into the top corner and doubled the lead with a sweet half volley 12 minutes from time.

34. v Portsmouth, Anfield, Premier League, 14/12/04 drew 1-1. With 20 minutes left he opened the scoring with a thunderous strike. Didi Hamann touched a free-kick into his path and a right-footed shot flashed into the top corner.

35. v West Brom, The Hawthorns, Premier League, 26/12/04 - won 5-0. Netted the Reds' third in an easy Boxing Day victory in the midlands. Ten minutes into the second half he powered a 25-yard free-kick low past Russell Hoult.

36. v Watford, Anfield, League Cup, 11/01/05 - won 1-0. Scored the only goal of the semi-final first leg 11 minutes after the interval. Milan Baros' cross was parried by Paul Jones and Gerrard fired in a goalbound shot which Neil Cox headed into the roof of his own net.

climbed highest to nod John Arne Riise's cross past Dida. Goals from Vladimir Smicer and Xabi Alonso brought the Reds level and then Jerzy Dudek was the hero in the penalty shootout as Liverpool won the European Cup for the fifth time.

42, 43 & 44. v TNS, Anfield, Champions League qualifier, 13/07/05 - won 3-0. Netted a hat-trick as the Reds began the defence of their Champions League crown in style. Slotted in the opener from 10 yards after eight minutes and then in the 21st

minute he raced through before lobbing the on-rushing keeper. Completed his treble with a low 20-yard strike after 89 minutes.

52. v Sunderland, Stadium of Light, Premier League, 30/11/05 - won 2-0. After being put through by Xabi Alonso’s pass, he rounded Ben Alnwick and then prodded the ball into the empty net to make it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time.

53. v Deportivo Saprissa, Yokohama International Stadium, World Club Championship, 15/12/05 - won 3-0. Scored the Reds’ second against the Costa Ricans just past the half hour mark when he volleyed home John Arne Riise’s cross.

54. v Newcastle, Anfield, Premier League, 26/12/05 won 2-0. Put the home side ahead in the 14th minute when he burst through the Magpies’ defence and drove home a rising shot.

55. v Everton, Goodison Park, Premier League, 28/12/05 won 3-1. Made it 2-0 in the 17th minute as he latched on to Tim Cahill’s clearing header and fired a low 25-yarder into the corner with the help of a slight deflection off Joseph Yobo.

SWEET: Steven Gerrard puts the Reds two up at Goodison in 2005

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14. v Dynamo Kiev, Olympiysky Stadium, Champions League, 16/10/01 won 2-1. Provided the perfect boost for manager Gerard Houllier as he recovered from heart surgery by scoring the winner which meant Liverpool became the first

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28. v Birmingham City, St Andrews, Premier League, 08/05/04 - won 3-0. Gerrard was at his inspirational best as he helped the Reds close in on qualifying for the Champions League. Got played in late on by Danny Murphy.

41. v AC Milan, Ataturk Stadium, Champions League final, 25/05/05 drew 3-3 (won 3-2 on penalties). Trailing 3-0 at the break, the Reds looked doomed before Captain Fantastic kick-started the Miracle of Istanbul. In the 53rd minute he

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Saturday, October 4, 2008 5. v Arsenal, Anfield, Premier League, 23/12/00 won 4-0. Started the rout in the 11th minute as he latched on to Patrick Vieira's clearance from Markus Babbel's long throw and netted with a low drive from 20 yards.

6. v Southampton, Anfield, Premier League, 01/01/01 won 2-1. Opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he crashed home a stunning 35-yarder which dipped over Saints goalkeeper Paul Jones.

English side ever to win in Kiev. In the 67th minute Vladimir Smicer's header found Gerrard who fired in a left-foot shot that deflected into the far corner.

Made something out of nothing four minutes into the second half when he collected a hopeful ball across the penalty area from Michael Owen and sprinted past two players before flicking an exquisite left-footed shot past Jussi Jaaskelainen.

15. v Bolton, Anfield, Premier League, 01/01/02 - drew 1-1.

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CREAM OF CROP: Gerrard’s goal changed the game in Istanbul, 2005

WHICH ARE THE BEST? Vote for your favourite 5 Gerrard goals online at: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk 45 & 46. v TNS, Racecourse Ground, Champions League qualifier, 19/07/05 won 3-0. Came off the bench to score twice inside a minute late on in the second leg against the Welsh minnows. Fired a long range drive into the bottom corner

after 84 minutes and seconds later beat the keeper once again.

56. v Bolton, Reebok Stadium, Premier League, 02/01/06 - drew 2-2. Pulled the Reds level midway through the second half when he enticed a rash challenge from Joey O'Brien and expertly converted the penalty.

57. v Luton, Kenilworth Road, FA Cup, 07/01/06 - won 5-3. Opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a stunning effort. After finding room on the right-hand side of the box he arched a shot away from Marlon Beresford's despairing dive and into the corner.

47. v FBK Kaunas, Darius and Girenas Stadium, Champions League qualifier, 26/07/05 - won 3-1. In the 54th minute he exchanged passes

with Peter Crouch and strode into the area where he was upended by Mindaugas Baguzis. He made no mistake with a fiercely struck penalty. 48. v FBK Kaunas, Anfield, Champions League qualifier, 02/08/05 - won 58. v Portsmouth, Fratton Park, FA Cup, 29/01/06 - won 2-1. Broke the deadlock eight minutes before the break from the penalty spot after Dejan Stefanovic had been harshly penalised for handball.

2-0. Introduced off the bench on 74 minutes and needed just three minutes to break the deadlock as he fired in an angled drive which was fumbled in by the keeper.

DOUBLE: Gerrard scored a brace against West Ham in the ‘06 cup final 59. v Birmingham, Anfield, Premier League, 01/02/06 drew 1-1. Put the Reds ahead just past the hour mark when he finished a great move he had started with a shot which deflected off Martin Latka and flew past Maik Taylor.

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CRACKER: Gerrard fires past Beckham in the 2003 cup final

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16. v Birmingham, Anfield, Premier League, 11/09/02 drew 2-2. Doubled the Reds' lead in the 49th minute when he latched on to El Hadji Diouf's pass and fired a diagonal shot past Nico Vaesen.

25. v Manchester City, Anfield, Premier League, 11/02/04 - won 2-1. Capped another fine performance with a 51st minute winner. David James could only parry Michael Owen's effort and he lashed the loose ball into the net from close range.

26. v Levski Sofia, Anfield, UEFA Cup, 26/02/04 - won 2-0. Ended the Reds' frustration by breaking the deadlock in the 67th minute when he dispatched a vicious volley past Dimitar Ivankov.

31. v Manchester City, Anfield, Premier League, 21/08/04 - won 2-1. It was 1-1 with 15 minutes to go when a long ball sent Milan Baros scampering away and although David James did well to block his effort, the ball fell kindly to Gerrard to score.

32. v West Brom, Anfield, Premier League, 11/09/04 won 3-0. Opened the scoring in the 16th minute after combining with Luis Garcia and Steve Finnan he charged through and kept his balance to shoot home from close range.

37. v Watford, Vicarage Road, League Cup, 25/01/05 - won 1-0. Secured the Reds' passage to the final with the only goal of the second leg. In the 77th minute he ran across the Hornets' backline before placing the ball into the bottom corner.

38. v Everton, Anfield, Premier League, 20/03/05 won 2-1. Netted the opener in the 201st derby in the 27th minute as Gerrard caught Nigel Martyn out by going for placement rather than power after Didi Hamann touched a free-kick to him.

39. v Middlesbrough, Anfield, Premier League, 30/04/05 - drew 1-1. Equalised seven minutes into the second half with a spectacular 35-yard thunderbolt which flew into the top left corner of the goal at the Kop end.

49. v Chelsea, Anfield, Premier League, 02/10/05 lost 4-1. Equalised for the Reds in the 36th minute when John Arne Riise's corner was flicked on by Jamie Carragher and he fired a powerful shot past Petr Cech.

50. Crystal Palace, Selhurst Park, League Cup, 25/10/05 - lost 2-1. Brought up his half century on his return from a shin injury. Equalised five minutes before the break when he exquisitely side-footed home from 20 yards.

60. v Newcastle, St James’ Park, Premier League, 19/03/06 - won 3-1. Made it 2-0 ten minutes before the break as he played a neat one-two with Peter Crouch before firing the ball into the corner.

61 & 62. v Aston Villa, Anfield, Premier League, 29/04/06 - won 3-1. Two goals in just five second half minutes. Directed Xabi Alonso’s cross past Thomas Sorensen on the hour then beat him from outside the box after being put in by Robbie Fowler.

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8. v Tranmere Rovers, Prenton Park, FA Cup, 11/03/01 - won 4-2. Gary McAllister's 52nd minute corner was inadvertently flicked on by Tranmere's Steve Yates and Gerrard headed in from point blank range to make it 3-1.

9. v Manchester United, Anfield, Premier League, 31/03/01- won 2-0. Gave the Reds the lead in the 16th minute in spectacular fashion. Robbie Fowler laid the ball into his path and he unleashed an unstoppable 35-yarder past Fabien Barthez.

10. v Leeds United, Anfield, Premier League, 13/04/01 lost 2-1. Volleyed home Michael Owen's cross from the edge of the six-yard box 10 minutes into the second half. But was controversially shown a second yellow card for a foul on David Batty.

17. v Aston Villa, Villa Park, League Cup quarter-final, 18/12/02 - won 4-3. Michael Owen took on the Villa defence and, although he was crowded out, the ball dropped to Gerrard who lashed a low drive beyond Peter Enckelman. The 67th minute strike put the Reds 3-1 up.

18. v West Ham, Upton Park, Premier League, 02/02/03 won 3-0. Added to Milan Baros' goal by putting the Reds 2-0 up inside 10 minutes. David James failed to clear John Arne Riise's corner and Gerrard fired past the stranded keeper from 25 yards.

19. v Manchester United, Millennium Stadium, League Cup final, 02/03/03 - won 2-0. Took advantage of David Beckham's failure to close him down and his 25-yarder deflected off the England captain and looped over Fabien Barthez just six minutes in. 27. v Levski Sofia, Vassil Levski, UEFA Cup, 03/03/04 won 4-2. Helped secure the Reds' safe passage with a goal inside seven minutes as he pounced on a mistake by Ilian Stoyanov, rounded keeper Dimitar Ivankov and slid the ball home.

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BEAUTY: Gerrard scores against Olympiakos in 2004 40. v Arsenal, Highbury, Premier League, 08/05/05 lost 3-1. Pulled a goal back for the Reds on 51 minutes when his free-kick deflected off Cesc Fabregas and flew past Jens Lehmann.

33. v Olympiakos, Anfield, Champions League, 08/12/04 won 3-1. Liverpool needed to win by two goals to reach the knockout stages and time was running out. With just four minutes to go, Neil Mellor teed up Gerrard 25 yards out and he unleashed an unstoppable drive.

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VITAL: His last-gasp winner against Charlton at Anfield in 2003 51. v Aston Villa, Villa Park, Premier League, 05/11/05 won 2-0. Celebrated his 300th appearance with the opener five minutes from time. Netted from the spot after sub Peter Crouch had been fouled by Liam Ridgewell. 63 & 64. v West Ham, Millennium Stadium, FA Cup final, 13/05/06 - drew 3-3 (won 3-1 on penalties). Was Liverpool’s saviour as they fought back from 2-0 down to clinch the trophy. He made it 2-2 nine minutes into the second half when he

lashed a fierce shot past Shaka Hislop after Xabi Alonso's free-kick had been headed down by Peter Crouch. Paul Konchesky put the Hammers back in front and the Reds were just seconds from defeat when their inspirational skipper un-

leashed a first-time drive from fully 35 yards into the corner. After a goalless extra time, Gerrard held his nerve to score in the shootout as Pepe Reina made three crucial spot-kick saves. l The ton continues on the next page...


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65. v Bordeaux, Anfield, Champions League, 31/10/06 won 3-0. Netted his first goal of the 2006/7 season as Liverpool qualified for the knockout stages. In the 71st minute he side-footed home from inside the box after Bolo Zenden's superb pass. 71. v Arsenal, Anfield, League Cup, 09/01/07 - lost 6-3. Interrupted Arsenal’s goal-fest with a stunning volley from 20 yards midway through the second half to reduce the deficit.

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www.liverpoolecho.co.uk 66. v PSV Eindhoven, Anfield, Champions League, 22/11/06 won 2-0. A great move involving Pepe Reina, Steve Finnan and Dirk Kuyt left Gerrard with just Gomes to beat and he swept the ball incisively past the PSV keeper.

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PICK THAT OUT: Heads opener past PSV in 2007 Champs League quarter-final

67. v Manchester City, Anfield, Premier League, 25/11/06 won 1-0. Got the winner in the 67th minute when he crashed a swerving shot past Nicky Weaver after Dirk Kuyt had intercepted Joey Barton's poor pass.

68. v Fulham, Anfield, Premier League, 09/12/06 - won 4-0. Broke the deadlock seven minutes into the second half. Dirk Kuyt's shot was handled by Ian Pearce and although Jan Lastuvka saved Gerrard's penalty the Reds captain converted the rebound.

69. v Charlton, The Valley, Premier League, 16/12/06 won 3-0. Netted the Reds’ third goal two minutes from time as he curled the ball in from 12 yards out.

72. v Sheffield United, Anfield, Premier League, 24/02/07 won 4-0. Added the Reds’ fourth 17 minutes from time with a superb individual goal after he was set up by Robbie Fowler’s pass.

73. v PSV Eindhoven, Philips Stadion, Champions League, 03/04/07 - won 3-0. Thumped in a header from Steve Finnan’s 27th minute cross to become Liverpool’s leading scorer in the European Cup and put the Reds on course for the semi-finals.

SPOT ON: Scoring against Arsenal in the Champs League quarter-final, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008 70. v Bolton, Anfield, Premier League, 01/01/07 - won 3-0. Made it 2-0 just past the hour mark when he brilliantly volleyed Dirk Kuyt’s cross into the top corner.

TREBLE HERO: Celebrates his hat-trick against Luton in January

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76. v Aston Villa, Villa Park, Premier League, 11/08/07 - won 2-1. Struck the winner three minutes from time with a stunning free-kick, arcing the ball over the Villa wall and into the roof of the net.

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77. v Besiktas, Inonu Stadium, Champions League, 24/10/07 lost 2-1. Pulled one back for the Reds five minutes from time in spectacular style in Istanbul with a flying header.

78. v Arsenal, Anfield, Premier League, 28/10/07 - drew 1-1. Gave the Reds the lead in the seventh minute with a ferocious free-kick which rocketed past Manuel Almunia. 82. v Newcastle, St James’ Park, Premier League, 24/11/07 won 3-0. Answered the jeers from the Magpies’ fans following England's Euro 2008 qualifying failure in the best possible way. Broke the deadlock in the 28th minute with a powerful 30-yard shot after Lucas Leiva rolled a free-kick to him.

79. v Cardiff City, Anfield, League Cup, 31/10/07 - won 2-1. Spoiled Robbie Fowler's Anfield homecoming with the winner in the 66th minute. Yossi Benayoun raced clear down the left and laid the ball into Gerrard's path who fired home.

80. v Besiktas, Anfield, Champions League, 06/11/07 won 8-0. Netted the Reds’ fifth in the 69th minute after a superb backheel from Andriy Voronin put him through on goal.

81. v Fulham, Anfield, Premier League, 10/11/07 - won 2-0. Settled the contest from the penalty spot five minutes from time after Peter Crouch was fouled by Carlos Bocanegra.

83. v Porto, Anfield, Champions League, 28/11/07 - won 4-1. Made it 3-1 from the penalty spot six minutes from time after Milan Stepanov's handball.

84. v Bolton, Anfield, Premier League, 02/12/07 - won 4-0. Was spot on again with the Reds’ third goal in the 56th minute against the Trotters after Abdoulaye Meite fouled Peter Crouch.

85. v Reading, Madejski Stadium, Premier League, 08/12/07 - lost 3-1. Fernando Torres controlled Pepe Reina's punt upfield before squaring the ball to Gerrard, who shrugged off Stephen Hunt and stroked the ball home.

86. v Marseille, Stade Velodrome, Champions League, 11/12/07 won 4-0. Won a penalty on four minutes and although his spot-kick was saved by Steve Mandanda, he crashed home the rebound to help the Reds progress to the last 16.

87. v Derby County, Pride Park, Premier League, 26/12/07 won 2-1. Spared Liverpool's blushes with a last-gasp winner at lowly Derby. Was on hand to prod the ball home after Lewis Price saved from Fernando Torres.

CENTURY: Gerrard nets his 100th goal, against PSV in the Champs League

91. v Sunderland, Anfield, Premier League, 02/02/08 - won 3-0. Two minutes from time Jermaine Pennant went down under Nyron Nosworthy's challenge and Gerrard forced the penalty home via Craig Gordon’s right hand.

95. v Arsenal, Anfield, Champions League, 08/04/08 - won 4-2. It was 2-2 with four minutes to go and the Reds were heading out on away goals when Ryan Babel was brought down by Kolo Toure in the box. Gerrard held his nerve from the spot and Babel added a late fourth as the Reds set up a semi-final clash with Chelsea.

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92. v Inter Milan, Anfield, Champions League, 19/02/08 won 2-0. Helped the Reds grab a two-goal lead to take to the San Siro with a last-minute strike. He unleashed a low 25-yarder into the far corner to send the home masses wild.

EURO SPECIAL: His late 25-yarder against Inter at Anfield in February 96. v Blackburn Rovers, Anfield, Premier League, 13/04/08 - won 3-1. Broke the deadlock on the hour. Exchanged passes with Lucas and burst past Christopher Samba to score.

93. v West Ham, Anfield, Premier League, 05/03/08 - won 4-0. Added the Reds’ fourth with seven minutes to go. The Hammers’ defence backed off, allowing him to run at goal and he netted with a spectacular long-range effort.

97. v Middlesbrough, Anfield, Premier League, 23/08/08 won 2-1. Secured maximum points with a 90th-minute drive. A long ball clipped over the top by Xabi Alonso broke to him and he arrowed a fierce shot into the top corner.

74 & 75. v Middlesbrough, Anfield, Premier League, 18/04/07 - won 2-0. Brought some quality to the game when he lashed in a low 25-yard strike after 58 minutes. Wrapped up the points from the penalty spot seven minutes later after Andrew Davies was penalised for a foul on Peter Crouch.

88, 89 & 90. v Luton Town, Anfield, FA Cup, 15/01/08 - won 5-0. A clinical hat-trick secured the Reds’ passage to the fourth round. Netted his first in the 52nd minute as he headed past Dean Brill and doubled his tally after 64 minutes when he steered home a precise finish from 14 yards after Fernando Torres' shot had been cleared into his path. Completed his treble with a swerving long-range drive which deceived Brill 18 minutes from time. He was substituted moments later to a standing ovation. 94. v Newcastle, Anfield, Premier League, 08/03/08 - won 3-0. Fernando Torres’ pass sent him through and he cooly lifted the ball over the advancing Steve Harper to make it 3-0 six minutes into the second half.

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In the 26th minute he curled in a sublime curling 20-yard effort and then six minutes later slotted in a retaken penalty after Ryan Babel was fouled.

100. v PSV Eindhoven, Anfield, Champions League, 1/10/08 - won 3-1. Brought up his remarkable century with a trademark pile-driver in front of the Kop after Fabio Aurelio touched a 25-yard free-kick into his path 14 minutes from time. By JAMES PEARCE

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