By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has called Gareth Barry “reliable” after the Everton midfielder marked his 600th Premier League appearance against Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.
The 35-year-old celebrated his achievement by scoring Everton’s equaliser in their 3-1 win against Aitor Karanka’s Boro side at Goodison Park.
Ex-Villa forward Collymore described Barry as “reliable” on his personal Twitter account when asked by a supporter to sum up the midfielder in one word.
Here is Collymore using one word to describe Barry.
Barry has now joined a select few who have reached the 600 landmark, with Ryan Giggs  and Frank Lampard  the only other players to reach the historic number.
The midfielder has played for three Premier League clubs during his career, with the stalwart beginning his career at Aston Villa, before moving to Manchester City and then playing for Everton.
He made 393 appearances for Villa between 1998 and 2009, before making a switch to City and lifting the Premier League crown, as he now searches for European football with Everton.
The 2012 FA Cup winner scored 52 goals and provided 49 assists during his 600 games in the top flight.
Barry also earned 53 caps for England making 53 appearances for the national side scoring two goals and providing six assists.
In other Everton team news, Peter Crouch posts amusing Gareth Barry message on his landmark 600th Premier League appearance.