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Foster: I just want to keep going for as long as I can

28 Nov 2018
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Watford goalkeeper reflects on 300 PL appearances with Gerrard penalty save a highlight

When you have made as many top-flight appearances as Ben Foster it is not easy to remember every single one, but the Watford goalkeeper has vivid memories of the pick of his 300 Premier League matches.

After all, it isn’t every day you get to save a spot-kick from a Liverpool legend at Anfield.

"A couple of years ago when I was at West Brom playing at Liverpool, we beat them 2-0 away," said the 35-year-old. "I saved a penalty from Steven Gerrard."

That save in February 2013 was crucial as it came when the match was goalless with 13 minutes remaining.

'Fantastic' Hodgson

The Baggies came a PL-high eighth that season under Steve Clarke, but it is the Scot’s predecessor whom Foster regards with perhaps the most fondness.

"I've got a few managers along the way who I've really enjoyed working with," said Foster. "When I was first at Watford, Aidy Boothroyd, he was really good for me, and Roy Hodgson when I was at West Brom, he was fantastic, he was one of my favourite managers."

Having received his Milestone award, presented by Cadbury, for reaching his triple century with Manchester United, Birmingham City, West Brom and two spells at Watford, Foster is not looking too far ahead.

"I don't think 300 more is going to happen! I just want to keep going as long as possible, while I'm still enjoying it like I am and people still want me to play for them, that's all that I care about."

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