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Steven Gerrard passed one of my proudest milestones last weekend - and I couldn't have been happier.
I made 638 appearances for Liverpool Football Club, which puts me on the top 10 of long playing Reds.
I watched Stevie make his 639th appearance against Crystal Palace last weekend, moving him up to seventh, and I don't mind losing my slot to a player I consider to be one of the best I've ever seen in a red shirt.
I've been privileged enough to play alongside Billy Liddell and Kenny Dalglish, while I've seen a few hundred of Steven's performances first hand - and you honestly can't separate them.
It's enormously difficult trying to assess the merits of players from different generations.
The game changes, the style of football evolves and modern players are fitter than ever before - but Steven is definitely on the same team-bus as Liddell and Dalglish!
Billy was nearing the end of his career when I was breaking through into the first team.
I remember playing in a match once when I passed the ball about 10 feet in front of him for him to run onto. He just looked at me and growled "Feet, Smithy!"
He must have been about 35 and I got the message.
But even then he was a special talent.
When Kenny was signed from Celtic I was nearing the end of my own career, but again you could tell he had that indefinable magic which mark out the very best players.
And, of course, they both carried on for seasons and seasons.
Just like Steven.
Billy and Kenny are next to each other on that list of all-time appearances in 12th and 13th place.
But when it comes to all-time influence on the pitch, all three are out on their own.
And Steven is still writing extra chapters to his story.