The life-long Red added penalties 36 and 37 against the London sides earlier in the month, moving him one step closer to the crown. Legendary fullback Phil Neal, who scored from the spot against Borussia Mönchengladbach as the Merseysiders claimed their first European Cup, is only one goal ahead of the current Liverpool skipper on 38 career penalties in the famous Red shirt and Jan Molby, another legend and current title holder, is looking over his shoulder with a total of 42 spot-kicks to his name.
With twelve Premier League matches left this season, and at least a good year or two left in his engine, the skipper looks well placed to overtake the “Great Dane” as Anfield’s penalty king – something Ian Rush thinks we could see happen. “Phil Neal and Jan Molby didn’t miss many penalties,” the Reds legend told the official site. “But in the last few years, Steven has been confident in doing that. You know he’s going to score.”
Gerrard, who’s 33 years-old, has been shifted to a deeper midfield role as he looks to adapt his game and prolong his effectiveness in the Liverpool set-up. Although we may not see the record switch hands this season, he’s got a very good chance at claiming it in the near future. “He’s got every chance. We’ve got 12 games left and with the way that we’re playing and the pace of Suarez, Sterling and Sturridge, there’s every chance we’re going to get a penalty” continued Rush. “Steven will be around next year and I think he will break it.”