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Steven Gerrard set to equal Bobby Moore appearance total

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England captain Steven Gerrard is set equal the great Bobby Moore's appearance total ahead of Tuesday's crunch match against Germany.

The friendly, taking place in celebration of the FA's 150th anniversary year, marks the 108th appearance of Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, in a match where he'll hope to replicate the unforgettable 1966 World Cup final, by leading the Three Lions to victory tomorrow night.

The iconic fixture represents another milestone for the 33-year-old, who has described reaching the former captain's record as a 'fantastic achievement', becoming the joint-third most capped England player of all-time, with only Peter Shilton (125) and David Beckham (115) ahead of him.

He said: "I'm very proud. We are talking about a World Cup winner and an iconic figure. He was a hero to everyone in the country."

But of course, among the celebrations, the England captain maintains that the result is the priority for tomorrow's match: "Every time you play against Germany you want to win the game. For me the important thing is to try to get the right result against Germany so I can look back on it with fond memories."

Roy Hodgson, the England manager, has paid tribute to his captain, whom he had initially worked with at Liverpool before taking his current job.

"For Steven to equal Bobby Moore's number of caps, I'm sure he must be unbelievably proud of that" hailed Hodgson, "Bobby Moore is one of our very true iconic players in the past."

He also praised Wayne Rooney, and Frank Lampard, both being established members of the England squad, they were part of the team which last faced Germany.

After a 4-1 thrashing in South Africa, the players will want to make sure history won't be repeated, although Lampard may have to make do with a place on the bench tomorrow night, as Roy Hodgson brings a new look side to Wembley.

With all, but Rooney and Adam Lallana, being replaced, the fresh lineup will hope to pick up the pieces from Friday's humiliation against Chile, with an entirely new back line, including goalkeeper Joe Hart, and a chance for in form Daniel Sturridge, who's injury almost kept him out of the side for a second time.

As we eagerly await kick-off, all we can hope for is that the Three Lions bring 1966 with them this time, rather than 2010, in probably the most anticipated England fixture this year.

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