Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be individually honoured at the upcoming PFA awards night, with Premier League bosses set to pay tribute to our captain’s 17-year top flight career.
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The 34-year-old will make his 500th league appearances if he features against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, while he’ll also be looking add to his impressive goal tally, which currently stands at 117.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the footballers’ union will present the veteran midfielder with a special merit award on Sunday. Former Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard, currently at Manchester City, will also be recognised.
Both players are set to leave the Premier League at the end of the season, with Gerrard joining LA Galaxy and Lampard moving to New York Red Bulls.
Gerrard was named PFA Player of the Year in 2006, after guiding the Reds to victories in both the FA Cup and the Champions League. His club career includes ten major honours, while he’s also obtained 114 England caps.
It will be a busy night for the Reds, with Gerrard’s current Liverpool teammates Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling also nominated for the two major awards that will be handed out – the Player of the Year and the Young Player of the Year.