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16th May 2015

Steven Gerrard: What they say about Mr Liverpool

Stevie G'bye


As Anfield says goodbye to Steven Gerrard, we look at what the great and the good have said about Liverpool’s greatest son over the years…


Carlo Ancelotti:

He is undoubtedly one of the best midfield players in the world.

Mario Balotelli:

I think of him as being at the same level as Pirlo. Vision, technique but he is powerful as well.

Emre Can:

He is the greatest captain the club ever had – it’s as simple as that.

Daniele De Rossi:

Gerrard has been my idol for ten years and is one of the best players in the world.

Thierry Henry:

I can’t think of a striker in the world who has scored as many important goals, never mind a midfielder.

Gus Hiddink:

I love Gerrard’s qualities as a player and a leader. Technically and tactically he is the best.


An excellent player, in my opinion, he is the modern player.

Claudio Marchisio:

I have never seen such a complete midfielder.

Michael Owen:

He is second only to Zinedine Zidane in terms of his world-class status.


He is one of the very best in the world. For the job he performs, for me he is one of the greatest.

Luis Suarez:

Steven Gerrard is the best player I’ve played with.

Fernando Torres:

He is without doubt the greatest player I have ever played with.

Patrick Vieira:

He is the complete player.

Zinedine Zidane:

Is he the best in the world? He might not get the attention of Messi and Ronaldo, but I think he just might be.