After a successful international break that saw Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard officially confirm England’s place in the 2014 World Cup, the player then returns to club action and score his 100th Premier League goal.
Gerrard now among a select group of players to reach such milestone which included current international teammate Frank Lampard, Jermaine Dafoe, Darren Bent and Wayne Rooney. He’s now the 24th player to join that list and only the fourth midfielder to reach this stature.
Shortly after the goal Liverpool FC tweeted the image below to congratulate him and seconds later the Premier League tweeted one of their own.
Steven Gerrard 100th Premier League goal and counting image.
Steven Gerrard 100th Premier League goal image with breakdown of how many hat-tricks, penalties, headers, braces and more.
It was star striker Luis Suarez who draws a foul in the penalty area from Yabga-Mbiwa red card challenge and Gerrard as usual, step up to convert from the spot and restore parity for the reds. Frenchman Yohan Cabaye had scored a superb long-range goal earlier to give Newcastle a 1-0 lead.
The home team which was forced to play the remainder of the game with 10 men manages to take the lead from Paul Dummett’s effort in the 56th minute despite having a man short.
Liverpool chances to claim top spot in the league until leaders Arsenal play was diminishing but Daniel Sturridge 72nd minute strike was enough to rescue a point for Brendon Rodgers men and ensure Liverpool at least gets a point.
The goal is Daniel Sturridge 13th in his last 13 appearances, an excellent piece of statistic for any striker to boast. A win would’ve been a more favorable result but the draw keeps them close to the top going into the next round.