Gareth Barry made Premier League history v West Ham

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Gareth Barry is on course to become the player with the most Premier League appearances to his name.

Ryan Giggs currently tops the table with 632 appearances, followed by Frank Lampard on 609 while Barry is third on the list on 606.

The former England midfielder turns 36 in February but keeps himself fit and has at least another couple of years at the highest level left in him. Giggs played into his 40s, so why not the Everton vice-captain?

Barry has played in all 11 of the Toffees’ Premier League matches this season and now has a couple of weeks to relax and get himself ready for the Swansea City match thanks to the international break.

Ronald Koeman’s men will be looking to bounce back against the Swans after their 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Barry broke a PL record against West Ham

In the game prior to that, against West Ham at Goodison Park, Barry broke a Premier League record during the second minute of stoppage time - but it went completely unnoticed at the time.

According to Dream Team, this was the moment Barry became the first player in Premier League history to make 25,000 touches.

A short corner to Tom Cleverley. A touch we’ll always remember.

If you’re interested - don’t pretend you’re not - here are the 10 players in Premier League history who have registered the most touches.

But where are Giggs and Lampard?

Most touches in Premier League history

The 10 players with the most touches in Premier League history, according to Dream Team.

1 Gareth Barry 25,057

2 Leighton Baines 22,325

3 Gael Clichy 21,909

4 Michael Carrick 21,909

5 Steven Gerrard 20,750

6 Bacary Sagna 20,212

7 Cesc Fabregas 20,045

8 Glen Johnson 19,617

9 John Terry 18,628

10 Wayne Rooney 18,499

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