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Gerrard makes 600th appearance for Liverpool

Last updated on: November 04, 2012 23:47 IST

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was presented with a statue of the city's liver bird symbol to mark his 600th appearance for the club before their Premier League game against Newcastle United at Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (right) is presented with a statue of a Liver bird by former player Gary McCallister as he makes his 600th appearance in the English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United on SundayFormer Liverpool skipper Gary McAllister presented the England international with the statue while manager Brendan Rodgers compared him to Superman before the game.

"You saw him the other night when we were playing Swansea and the game was flat in the first half. He dons his Superman cape, comes on and changes the whole dynamic of the game. That is what great players do and this is one of the modern greats of the game" Rodgers said.

Newcastle were looking to spoil Gerrard's day and record their first win at Anfield for more than 18 years since Rob Lee and Andy Cole scored in a 2-0 victory in April 1994.

Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

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