01 June 2015
Steven Gerrard's Liverpool Teammates [Infographic]
Self explanatory, really. That's a lot of names. 160 of them. And it only includes Liverpool players who actually played with Steven Gerrard. So, a handful of players who made a handful of Liverpool appearances – e.g. Richie Partridge, Samed Yesil, Brad Smith, etc – aren't on the list. And each player's tenure starts from when they actually played with a match with Gerrard: e.g. Insua's two matches in 2006-07 weren't with Gerrard, so his first season is listed as 2007-08. There are a couple more examples of this, but not as many as you'd think.
It is curious to see how many players survive for just a season or two. A lot, whether they're big-money transfers or academy graduates. It's also curious to see how many groups survive for just a few seasons, demonstrating just how bad Liverpool's transfers were that window (*glares at 2002-03, 2008-09, among others*).
Unsurprisingly, Jamie Carragher played the most matches with Gerrard, with Sami Hyypiä second. Each featured for 15 and 10 seasons alongside Gerrard respectively. But Daniel Agger actually played the third-most seasons with Gerrard – nine, from 2005-06 through 2013-14 – and only comes up 12th on this list with 183 appearances. Because injuries, of course; Agger made more than 30 appearances with Gerrard just three times in nine seasons. John Arne Riise, on the other hand, did that in all seven of his.