Gerrard 100

1: 69th minute v Sheff Wed 4-1 (Home, Premier League December 5 1999: THE then 19-year-old Gerrard slaloms his way past the Wednesday defence towards the Anfield Road end goal before coolly slotting home Liverpool’s third goal on the day and his first in a red shirt.

2: 12th minute v West Ham 1-1 (Away, Premier League, September 17 2000): GERRARD has to wait nine months after his first goal for his second. Nick Barmby went on a run down the left and passed to Danny Murphy and from his low, early cross Gerrard slid in at the back post to open the scoring.

3: 50th minute v Coventry 4-1 (Home, Premier League, November 12 2000): GARY McALLISTER launched a free-kick into the six-yard box early in the second half and Gerrard powered home a header.

4: 67th minute v Olympiakos 2-2 (Away, UEFA Cup, November 23 2000): GERRARD scored his first goal in Europe for Liverpool, giving Gerard Houllier’s side the lead for a second time in the UEFA Cup first leg match. The midfielder glanced in a header from Steve Staunton’s corner.

5: 11th v Arsenal 4-0 (Home, Premier League, December 23 2000): AFTER a corner from Gary McAllister is only half-cleared Gerrard latched onto the loose ball just outside the area to fire in low on the half volley.

6: 12th minute v Southampton 2-1 (Home, Premier League, January 1 2001): GERRARD picked the ball up in midfield and advanced towards the Kop goal before firing in an unerring strike from 35 yards which arrowed in off the crossbar.

7: 32th minute v Aston Villa 3-0 (Away, Premier League, January 13 2001): A STUNNING passing move started and finished by Gerrard. He laid it off to Jari Litmanen by the centre circle, and the Finnish striker played the ball into Danny Murphy, who in turn ferried the ball onto Gerrard, who had continued his run and lashed a shot from the edge of the area into the top corner.

8: 52th minute v Tranmere 4-2 (Away, FA Cup, March 11 2001): Gerrard scored Liverpool’s third goal and his first in the FA Cup when he made no mistake from six yards out after Markus Babbel had headed on Gary McAllister’s floated corner.

9: 15th minute v Manchester United 2-0 (Home, Premier League, March 31 2001): FROM Robbie Fowler’ flicked pass inside, Gerrard took it in his stride and belted a rising shot into the top corner.

10: 54th minute Leeds United 1-2 (Home, Premier League, March 4 2001): GERRARD scored Liverpool’s 100th goal of a trophy-laden campaign. Jamie Carragher put Michael Owen in on the left-hand side and the incoming Gerrard met his cross with a cool finish.

11: 16th minute v Alaves 5-4 aet (Dortmund, UEFA Cup Final, May 16 2001): After Markus Babbel had opened the scoring, Gerrard doubled the lead when he got in on a superb through-ball from Michael Owen and rifled his shot past Herrera in the Alaves goal.

12: 46th minute v Aston Villa 1-3 (Home, Premier League, September 08 2001: Gerrard headed in an equaliser from Gary McAllister’s corner. Villa claimed it hadn’t crossed the line, but referee Andy D’Urso gave the goal.

13: 11th minute v Everton 3-1 (Away, Premier League, September 15 2001): GERRARD picked up the ball following a weak clearance by Gary Naysmith before attacking the full-back and firing a rising shot across goal to level the game.

14: 66th minute v Dynamo Kiev 2-1 (Away, Champions League, October 16 2001): PHIL THOMPSON, in charge after Gerard Houllier had suffered a heart attack the weekend before, led Liverpool to become the first British side to beat Kiev on home soil. Gerrard hit the winner and his first in the Champions League. Smicer’s header from Patrick Berger’s pass found Gerrard and his left-footer went in off Goran Gavrancic.

15: 50th minute v Bolton 1-1 (Home, Premier League, January 1 2002): GERRARD broke the deadlock midway through the first half. He knocked the ball through the packed Bolton defence and his pace and power took him through the gap before he slipped the ball past the advancing Jussi Jaaskelainen.

16: 49th minute v Birmingham 2-2 (Home, Premier League, September 11 2002): EL HADJI DIOUF robbed the ball from Robbie Savage and after a 50-yard run down the right, he laid if off to Gerrard, who smacked it into the far corner.

17: 66th minute v Aston Villa 4-3 (Away, League Cup, December 18 2002): Gerrard put Liverpool 3-1 ahead with his first goal in the League Cup. Milan Baros powered through from Owen’s towering header and inadvertently played it on to Gerrard for an assured finish into the right-hand corner of the net.

18: Ninth minute v West Ham 3-0 (Away, Premier League, February 02 2003): ANOTHER long-range special. Following John Arne Riise’s corner on the right David James could only punch unconvincingly to the edge of the box and after the ball wasn’t cleared by his defenders Gerrard rattled the ball low through the crowd of players and into the bottom corner.

19: 39th minute v Manchester United 2-0 (Cardiff, March 02 2003 N League Cup Final): John Arne Riise cut the ball back to Gerrard to let fly with a long-range which took a deflection from a cowering David Beckham and looped over a startled Fabien Barthez.

20: 82th minute v Tottenham 3-2 (Away, Premier League, March 16 2003 A): GERRARD scampered forward getting on the end of Danny Murphy and he broke free with a brilliant first touch. He charged on towards goal and discharged a superb drive past Kasey Keller.

21: 73th minute v Leeds United 3-1 (Home, Premier League, March 23 2003): EL HADJI DIOUF fed Michael Owen inside the area, and after he had twisted past Ian Harte and turned clear of Teddy Lucic, he played the ball back to the incoming Gerrard who side-footed first time into the bottom corner.

22: 90th minute v Charlton 2-1 (Home, Premier League, April 21 2003):DEEP into injury time Gerrard picked the ball up on the right hand side, having feinted to go one way, he forced his way past two Charlton defenders before firing in a low angled drive for the winner.

23: 35th minute (pen) v Birmingham 3-1 (Home, Premier League, November 30 2003): AFTER Florent Sinama-Pongolle had been brought down in the area, Gerrard stepped up to drill home an equaliser from the penalty spot.

24: 69th minute Bolton 2-2 (Away, Premier League, February 07 2004): SUBSTITUTE Florent Sinama-Pongolle ran at the Bolton defence and sent a pass out to the left to compatriot Anthony Le Tallec, and his clipped cross was volley homed right-footed into the bottom corner by Gerrard to earn Liverpool a point.

25: 51st minute v Manchester City 2-1 (Home, Premier League, February 11 2004): WITH the score at 1-1, Gerrard popped up with the winner. Michael Owen was in on goal after Anthony Le Tallec’s cross from the right had bounced through a ruck of players. David James saved at the striker’s feet but was powerless to stop the close range follow-up from Gerrard.

26: 66th minute v Levski Sofia 2-0 (Home, UEFA Cup, February 26 2004): A SHORT corner was only half cleared by the Bulgarian defence to Gerrard around 20 yards from goal and he volleyed in low. The midfielder ran down the touchline to embrace then manager Gerard Houllier, who had been under pressure following some poor results.

27: Sixth minute v Levski Sofia 4-2 (Away, UEFA Cup, March 03 2004): Gerrard virtually assured Liverpool a place in the last 16 with the opener. Sofia centre-back Ilian Stoyanov’s short backpass went straight to Gerrard and he skipped around goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov and despite a narrowing angle he found the far corner.

28: 85th minute v Birmingham 3-0 (Away, Premier League, May 8 2004): A SUPERB man-of-the-match display was capped by the third goal of the afternoon. Gerrard took Danny Murphy’s crossfield pass on his chest and after holding off a defender he superbly sidefooted home into the far corner from an acute angle.

29: 23th minute v Graz AK 2-0 (Away, Champions League, August 10 2004): DIETMAR HAMANN teed up Gerrard fully 30 yards from goal and he fired an unstoppable rising shot past Graz.

30: 79th minute v Graz AK 2-0 (Away, Champions League, August 10 2004): Gerrard started and finished the move. His searching pass put Cisse in space, who played the ball into Harry Kewell by the penalty spot and he teed up to send another powerful drive past the Graz keeper.

31: 75th minute v Manchester City 2-1 (Home, Premier League, August 21 2004): IN Rafael Benitez’s first Premier League match in charge, Liverpool fought back from a half-time deficit for the first time in five years. Gerrard pounced on the loose ball to score the winner with ease.

32: 16th minute v WBA 3-0 (Home, Premier League, September 11 2004): A TYPICAL thrusting strike from Gerrard to open the scoring. He picked the ball up 30 yards out, played a one two with Luis Garcia that eventually came off and then he sent a left-foot shot past Russell Hoult.

33: 86th minute v Olympiakos 3-1 (Home, Champions League December 8 2004): WITH time running out and Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying from the Champions League group stages slipping away, Gerrard comes to the rescue. Jamie Carragher’s ball into the box is headed back into Gerrard’s path by substitute Neil Mellor and the captain’s spears in a 25-yard drive.

34: 70th minute v Portsmouth 1-1 (Home, Premier League, December 14 2004): DIETMAR HAMANN rolled a free-kick to one side and Gerrard ran in to crack home a superb effort into the top corner from 30 yards.

35: 55th minute v WBA 5-0 (Away, Premier League, December 26 2004)THE BAGGIES were battered on Boxing Day and Gerrard fires in Liverpool’s third. After Milan Baros was brought down by Darren Purse 25 yards out, Gerrard slammed a low shot home via Russell Hoult’s right-hand post.

36: 56th minute v Watford 1-0 (Home, League Cup, January 11 2005): LIVERPOOL made hard work of dispensing with their Championship opponents. Gerrard gave them a slender lead. Florent Sinama-Pongolle released substitute Milan Baros down the left and from his cross former Liverpool loan keeper Jones could only palm towards his own penalty spot and Gerrard coolly slotted home his side-foot finish into the top corner and over the line via the head of Neil Cox.

37: 77th minute v Watford 1-0 (Away, League Cup, January 25 2005): GERRARD proved the difference with a low, crisp finish into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

38: 27th minute v Everton 2-1 (Home, Premier League, March 20 2005): GERRARD naturally played a key role. He opened the scoring when his low free-kick from 20 yards fizzed through the wall and into the bottom corner.

39: 52nd minute v Middlesbrough 1-1 (Home, Premier League, April 30 2005): GERRARD controls John Arne Riise’s crossfield ball and as it bounces up, he chests it down before firing a brilliant dipping, swerving half-volley into the top corner of the Kop goal for the equaliser.

40: 51st minute v Arsenal 1-3 (Away, Premier League, May 8 2005): THE one bright spot was Gerrard’s deflected free-kick at the start of the second half.

41: 54th minute v AC Milan 3-3 (Istanbul, Champions League Final, May 25 2005): LIVERPOOL’S dream of a fifth European Cup lay in tatters after they slumped to a crushing 3-0 half-time deficit against a rampant AC Milan. The needed some hope and when Gerrard rose to put a looping header beyond Brazilian keeper Dida from John Arne’s Riise’s cross they had it.

42: Eighth minute v TNS 3-0 (Home, Champions League, July 13 2005): FROM Istanbul to North Wales. Having been made to start their defence of the European in the first qualifying round, Gerrard took it on himself to get his side past the Welsh part-timers. From John Arne Riise’s low left-wing, Fernando Morientes and Anthony Le Tallec worked the ball into the path of Gerrard, who side-footed neatly past TNS keeper Gerard Doherty to open the scoring.

43: 21st minute v TNS 3-0 (Home, Champions League, July 13 2005): A MISTAKE from TNS defender Steve Evans, as he misjudged a long pass, saw the ball bounce over his head for Gerrard to seize upon it and loft a deft finish over the advancing Doherty.

44: 90th minute v TNS 3-0 (Home, Champions League, July 13 2005): GERRARD completed his first competitive hat-trick in the final minute with a low 20-yard drive to banish the memories of his proposed on-off £40million move to Chelsea.

45: 85th minute v TNS 3-0 (Away, Champions League, July 19 2005): AS THE clock ticked down substitute Gerrard fired a low drive past TNS keeper Doherty.

46: 86th minute v TNS 3-0 (Away, Champions League, July 19 2005): WITHIN a minute of his first strike, Gerrard fired an almost identical low effort past Doherty to complete a 6-0 aggregate lead – scoring five of the goals himself.

47: 54th minute (pen) v FBK Kaunas 3-1 (Away, Champions League, July 26 2005): AFTER a typical slaloming run into the area Gerrard was brought down by Mindaugas Baguzis. Despite the skipper stating after his spot-kick miss against Tottenham the previous season that he wouldn’t be taking penalties anymore he stepped up to place the ball just past the outstretched hand of Eduardas Kurskis.

48: 77th minute v FBK Kaunas 2-0 (Home, Champions League, August 2 2005): GERRARD came off the bench to open the scoring. A low curled cross was meant for Luis Garcia, but Sarunas Kaunas keeper Kilijonas didn’t deal with it and only succeeded in helping the ball into the net off his leg.

49: 36th minute v Chelsea 1-4 (Home, Premier League, October 2 2005): A JOHN Arne Riise corner from the left was flicked on by Jamie Carragher and after it eluding everyone, Gerrard was at the far post to unleashed a driven right-foot shot from a tight angle, which Petr Cech got a touch on but could not stop going in.

50: 40th minute v Crystal Palace 1-2 (Away, League Cup, October 25 2005): GERRARD’S 50th career goal couldn’t prevent Liverpool from crashing out of the League Cup at Selhurst Park. A long ball was headed forward by Gerrard for Morientes but defender Hudson intercepted. After the Palace defender slipped, Gerrard pounced to fire in a perfect finish low into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

51: 84th minute (pen) v Aston Villa 2-0 (Away, Premier League, November 5 2005): SUBSTITUTE Peter Crouch was brought down by Liam Ridgewell and referee Steve Bennett gave Liverpool the chance to open the scoring. Gerrard stepped to fire home.

52: 45th minute v Sunderland 2-0 (Away, Premier League, November 30 2005): ON the stroke of half-time Gerrard doubled Liverpool’s lead. Xabi Alonso slipped a delightful ball to his midfield colleague down the right-hand side and after Gerrard got in behind right-back Danny Collins he dinked the ball over the diving Alnwick, before tapping into an empty net.

53: 32nd minute v Deportivo Sapprisa 3-0 (Tokyo, World Club Championship, December 15 2005)LIVERPOOL cruised into the World Club Championship final with a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Costa Ricans. Gerrard scored a superb volley on the right from John Arne Riise‘ had’s lofted pass.

54: 14th minute v Newcastle 2-0 (Home, Premier League, December 26 2005): MICHAEL OWEN’S return to Anfield was a sad one. Gerrard rubbed salt into the wounds of his old mate when he opened the scoring. Peter Crouch laid off a cross from Garcia, a sublime first touch from Gerrard took the ball away from Taylor and he burst into the box before firing past Given.

55: 18th minute v Everton 3-1 (Home, Premier League, December 28 2005): SCORING at Goodison is something Gerrard relishes and he scored Liverpool’s second. When Everton failed to properly clear a Liverpool free-kick, the ball eventually fell to Gerrard who unleashed a venomous drive from 20 yards.

56: 67th minute (pen) v Bolton 2-2 (Away, Premier League, January 2 2006): LIVERPOOL missed out on a club record-equalling 11th straight victory, but Gerrard helped them to a hard-earned point. His burst into the box was halted by Joey O’Brien and the Liverpool captain picked himself to score from the spot.

57: 15th minute v Luton 5-3 (Away, FA Cup, January 7 2006): WHILE this topsy-turvy tie will forever be remembered for Xabi Alonso’s first goal from the half-way line, Gerrard’s strike was another superb effort. After Peter Crouch and Djibril Cisse combined, the latter rolled the ball to Gerrard on the edge of the area who curled a brilliant shot into the far corner.

58: 36th minute (pen) v Portsmouth 2-1 (Away, FA Cup, January 29 2006): GERRARD opened the scoring from the spot after his ball into the box struck Dejan Stefanovic’s hand.

59: 62nd minute v Birmingham 1-1 (Home, Premier League, February 1 2006): THE fairytale return of Robbie Fowler was ruined by a linesman’s flag. Gerrard’s strike came after he exchanged passes with Fernando Morientes, whose return ball back from by-line was sidefooted first-time and was deflected in off Matthew Upson into the bottom corner.

60: 35th minute v Newcastle 3-1 (Away, Premier League, March 19 2006): GERRARD’S 60th goal in red was a real team effort. Daniel Agger advanced, ‘Alan Hansen-like’, half the length of the pitch before sending Djibril Cisse away on the right. The Frenchman crossed to the far post where Gerrard cushioned a header down to himself, played a neat one-two with Peter Crouch and then drilled the ball beyond Shay Given.

61: 60th minute v Aston Villa 3-1 (Home, Premier League, April 29 2006): LIVERPOOL saw Gerrard become the first midfielder to break the 20-goal mark for a season since John Barnes in 1990 with two goals to secure victory. The first came after he ran from deep to beat a sleeping Gareth Barry to the ball and flick home Alonso’s right-wing corner.

62: 66th minute v Aston Villa 3-1 (Home, Premier League, April 29 2006): GERRARD’S 21st of the campaign was a typical power-packed effort. The midfielder accepted a pass from Fernando Morientes before letting fly with a screaming shot from 25 yards.

63: 54th minute v West Ham 3-3 (Cardiff, FA Cup Final, May 13): HAVING been 2-0 down, Liverpool clawed their way back. Gerrard grabbed the equaliser, hammering home Peter Crouch’s knockdown from an Xabi Alonso chip into the box. Gerrard had now scored in the UEFA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and FA Cup Finals.

64: 90th minute v West Ham 3-3 (Cardiff, FA Cup Final, May 13): ARGUABLY Gerrard’s best and one of his most significant strikes. West Ham led 3-2 going into injury time. But his second equaliser is now etched into FA Cup folklore, as the indefatigable Gerrard summoned the energy to unleash an unstoppable shot from 35 yards that crashed into the corner. He added a penalty in the shoot-out to help Liverpool win 3-1.

65: 71st minute v Bordeaux 3-0 (Home, Champions League, October 31 2006): THE Liverpool captain raced on to substitute Bolo Zenden’s pass before sliding the ball underneath Bordeaux goalkeeper Ulrich Rame.

66: 65th minute v PSV Eindhoven 2-0 (Home, Champions League, November 22 2006): ONCE gain with Liverpool dominating, but finding no way through, up stepped their captain fantastic to break the deadlock. Pepe Reina’s quick throw-out Steve Finnan found Dirk Kuyt who, after turning Brazilian centre-back Alex, fed a pass into the path of the incoming Gerrard to race on and lash the ball underneath PSV keeper Gomes.

67: 67th minute v Manchester City 1-0 (Home, Premier League, November 25 2006): ANOTHER devlish finish, after 66 minutes six seconds gave Liverpool victory. Joey Barton’s intended pass back to Sylvain Distin was intercepted by the Dirk Kuyt and the Dutchman laid the ball off for Gerrard who, after taking a touch, rammed a swerving 20-yard shot beyond the City keeper.

68: 54th minute v Fulham 4-0 (Home, Premier League, December 9 2006): HAVING missed three of his last eight penalties, Gerrard improved that statistic after Ian Pearce handled Dirk Kuyt’s goalbound shot. He fired his spot-kick too close to Fulham goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka, who saved, but thankfully was alert enough to strike home the rebound.

69: 88th minute v Charlton 3-0 (Away, Premier League December 16 2006): GERRARD made certain of the points after substitute Peter Crouch had headed into his path on the left-hand edge of the box. He showed great control to kill the ball dead before a measured finish fired between two Charlton defenders and past the keeper.

70: 63rd minute v Bolton 3-0 (Home, Premier League, January 1 2007): LIVERPOOL stretched their unbeaten home run to 27 matches with Gerrard firing in the second. Dirk Kuyt and Jermaine Pennant combined well and the Dutchman crossed for the incoming Gerrard to rattle a well-taken volley into the top corner from 16 yards.

71: 68th minute v Arsenal 3-6 (Home, League Cup, January 9 2007): GERRARD’S goal was Liverpool’s 400th in the League Cup. It wasn’t celebrated too much on a miserable evening at Anfield. A thunderous volley into the top corner from Gabriel Paletta’s nod down deserved to be more than a consolation.

72: 73rd minute v Sheff Utd 4-0 (Home, Premier League, February 24 2007): ANOTHER comfortable home win as Gerrard notched Liverpool’s third. Fowler helped debutant Javier Mascherano’s simple pass into the path of Gerrard who flicked the ball cleverly beyond Sheffield United substitute Chris Morgan and rattled home an angled drive.

73: 27th minute v PSV Eindhoven 3-0 (Away, Champions League, April 3 2007): GERRARD eclipsed the Ian Rush’s record with his 15th goal in the European Cup to become Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer in the competition. From Steve Finnan’s run and pin-point cross on the right, Gerrard rose above team-mate Dirk Kuyt to head home 12 yards out.

74: 58th minute v Middlesbrough 2-0 (Home, Premier League, April 18 2007): LIVERPOOL were struggling to break down Boro, until Gerrard fired just before the hour. The midfielder took a pass from former Boro boy Bolo Zenden before lashing in a 25-yard blockbuster.

75: 65th minute (pen) v Middlesbrough 2-0 (Home, Premier League, April 18 2007): GERRARD’S second was a bit more straightforward as he sent Mark Schwarzer the wrong way from the penalty spot after referee Graham Poll ruled Andrew Davies had impeded Crouch.

76: 87th minute v Aston Villa 2-1 (Away, Premier League, August 11 2007): LIVERPOOL had failed to make their dominance show and were heading for an opening-day 1-1 draw. But with three minutes left, Gerrard was fouled by Styllian Petrov around 25 yards from goal. Up stepped the skipper to curl a superb effort into the top corner and give Liverpool the points.

77: 85th minute v Besiktas 1-2 (Away, Champions League, October 24 2007): GERRARD gave Liverpool hope of salvaging the game with five minutes to go. He headed home from 15 yards after Peter Crouch had challenged for the ball following a cross from Steve Finnan.

78: Seventh minute v Arsenal 1-1 (Home, Premier League, October 28 2007): ON his 400th appearance for Liverpool, Gerrard gave Liverpool the lead from a free-kick given when Cesc Fabregas had fouled Xabi Alonso on the edge of the area. John Arne Riise rolled the ball for Gerrard to blast through a gap in the wall vacated by Kuyt and Flamini.

79: 66th minute v Cardiff 2-1 (Home, League Cup, October 31 2007): FOR once Gerrard was outdone in the spectacular goals stakes as young Moroccan Nabil El Zhar fired in from 30 yards.But the captain, though, did get the winner when he exchanged passes with Yossi Benayoun to slip the ball through the keeper’s legs.

80: 69th minute v Besiktas 8-0 (Home, Champions League,November 6 2007): YOSSI BENAYOUN grabbed a hat-trick and Liverpool’s 500th goal in European competition. But Gerrard played his part as Liverpool equalled the Champions League record win. Gerrard raced on to Javier Mascherano pass, before bursting forward, exchanging passes with Andrei Voronin and lashed in Liverpool’s fifth goal via a deflection off Lamine Diatta.

81: 85th minute (pen) Fulham 2-0 (Home, Premier League, November 10 2007): GERRARD sealed the points from the spot. Carlos Bocanegra caught Peter Crouch on the edge of the area and skipper Gerrard slotted home low to Niemi’s left as the keeper went the wrong way.

82: 27th minute v Newcastle 3-0 (Away, Premier League, November 24 2007): FERNANDO TORRES was fouled by Emre 25 yards out and from the resultant free-kick Gerrard lashed a fantastic shot past Shay Given after Lucas has slipped the ball to one side.

83: 82nd minute (pen) v Porto 4-1 (Home, Champions League, November 28 2007): GERRARD fired home an 84th-minute penalty despite Fernando Torres being on a hat-trick. The strike moved him level with Michael Owen on 22 goals as the club’s leading scorer in European competition. Milan Stepanov had handled his initial free-kick.

84: 56th minute (pen) v Bolton 4-0 (Home, Premier League, December 2 2007): GERRARD scored his eighth goal in his last nine matches when he rammed home Liverpool’s third from the penalty spot after Peter Crouch had been impeded by both Abdoulaye Meite and Lubomir Michalik.

85: 28th minute v Reading 1-3 (Away, Premier League, December 8 2007): LIVERPOOL had gone behind to a controversial penalty, but Gerrard put them level. Fernando Torres had controlled Reina’s long punt forward and his captain collected his pass in his stride, held off the challenge of Stephen Hunt and slipped the ball beyond Marcus Hahnemann.

86: Fourth minute v Marseille 4-0 (Away, Champions League. December 11 2007): IN a must-win game for Liverpool’s bid to progress from the Champions League group stages, an early penalty was the perfect start. Having been brought down himself, although Gerrard’s initial effort was saved, he followed up to start a superb 4-0 victory. The goal was Gerrard’s 23rd in Europe to make him the club’s highest-ever goalscorer in Continental combat.

87: 90th minute v Derby County 2-1 (Away, Premier League, December 26 2007): AFTER Fernando Torres has given Liverpool the lead, Rafael Benitez’s side had made heavy weather of defeating the Premier League bottom club. Gerrard came to the rescue. In injury time he bundled home the loose ball after Torres was denied by Lewis Price.

88: 52nd minute v Luton 5-0 (Home, FA Cup, January 15 2008): GERRARD scored the second when following a deep cross by Jermaine Pennant, Peter Crouch headed back across goal and as the ball bounced up the midfielder headed home.

89: 64th minute v Luton 5-0 (Home, FA Cup, January 15 2008): GERRARD scored his second when side-footing into the bottom corner from 20 yards after a Fernando Torres shot had deflected into his path.

90: 71st minute v Luton 5-0 (Home, FA Cup, January 15 2008): THE Liverpool captain completed the second hat-trick of his career – and the club’s first in the FA Cup since Stan Collymore’s treble against Rochdale in 1996. He fired in a magnificent swerving shot from 30 yards.

91: 89th minute (pen) v Sunderland 3-0 (Home, Premier League, February 2 2008): GERRARD sealed another comfortable win from the spot in the final minute after Jermaine Pennant had been upended by Nyron Nosworthy.

92: 88th minute v Inter Milan 2-0 (Home, Champions League February 19 2008): GERRARD notched up his 50th goal at Anfield and it was another vital strike. With time running out, Gerrard fizzed in a superb low angled drive from 20 yards into the bottom corner and become the first Liverpool player to score in five successive European games in one season.

93: 83rd minute v West Ham 4-0 (Home, Premier League, March 5 2008): AFTER Fernando Torres has claimed a superb hat-trick Gerrard put the final nail in the Hammers’ coffin. Gerrard skipped through before hitting a superb 20-yard strike into the top corner.

94: 51st minute v Newcastle 3-0 (Home, Premier League, March 8 2008): GERRARD completed Liverpool’s comfortable 3-0 stroll. After the midfielder has played Fernando Torres through for the second at the start of the second half, the Spaniard returned the compliment. Gerrard won possession in midfield and from Torres, he bared down on the advancing keeper Steve Harper, before dinking it over him.

95: 86th minute (pen) v Arsenal 4-2 (Home, Champions League, April 4 2008): GERRARD had the chance from the spot to book Liverpool’s place in the semi-finals to face Chelsea for a third time. He made no mistake.

96: 60th minute v Blackburn Rovers 3-1 (Home, Premier League, April 11 2008): IN HIS 300th league game Gerrard broke the deadlock after a nice passing interchange. Yossi Benayoun won possession and fed Lucas, and after the Brazilian exchanged passes with Gerrard, the Liverpool skipper cut into the box and side-foot past his former Liverpool team-mate Brad Friedel.

97. 90th minute v Middlesbrough 2-1 (Home, Premier League, August 23 2008): THE first home game wasn’t going to plan with Liverpool 1-0 down to Middlesbrough with five minutes left. A rare deflected Jamie Carragher goal drew the scores level. But deep into injury time Xabi Alonso’s ball into the box was only partially cleared and Gerrard pounced to crash an angled drive into the top corner.

98: 26th minute v Marseille 2-1 (Away, Champions League, September 16 2009): LIVERPOOL are behind 1-0 in Europe. Cue Gerrard to meet Dirk Kuyt’s pass inside with a wonderful curling right-footed lob from 25 yards.

99. 32nd minute (pen) v Marseille 2-1 (Away, Champions League, September 16 2009): FIVE minutes after his first in the Stade Velodrome, Gerrard scores from the penalty spot after Ryan Babel is upended. He fires in off the keeper’s left-hand post, but the kick is ordered to be retaken because of encroachment. But he puts his second effort in an almost identical position.

100: 76th minute v PSV Eindhoven 3-1 (Home, Champions League, October 1 2008): AFTER referee Andre Marriner had denied Gerrard a perfectly good 100th goal against Stoke, Gerrard’s wait for the century ended fittingly in Europe – his 28th of Continental combat – at the Kop end.

Fabio Aurelio slipped a free-kick into his path and Gerrard arrowed home a fierce rising shot as he has done on so many European nights.

Compiled by CHRIS WRIGHT - Copyright - Liverpool Echo

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