Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes believes that Reds captain Steven Gerrrard is second placed on the list as Liverpool’s greatest ever player, talkSPORT
The 31 year old’s return to the side coincided with two impressive performances against Newcastle in the Premier League and a 1-0 win away at Manchester City in the Carling Cup. Gerrard has been inspirational since his comeback from an ankle infection suffered in October and the Liverpool captain has shown what he can offer. The Liverpool skipper has penned a new deal which will see him stay at Anfield for life and Barnes believes that Gerrard’s contribution to the club will help him go down as one of the best players in club history.
Barnes has highlighted Gerrard as running current Reds boss Kenny Dalglish close to the number one spot, but believes that with the medals Dalglish won, Gerrard has to be content with second on the list. The 31 year old has won the Champions League, the FA Cup twice and the Europa League, but has failed to bring the league title to Merseyside. Gerrard would love to lift the league title with Liverpool, but this season should be beyond his club as they are off the pace. Barnes still thinks that Gerrard has been a fantastic player who Liverpool fans have the right to be proud of.
‘I would say it is between Kenny Dalglish and Steven Gerrard. I think if you look at the quality of a player, it doesn’t have to be him in a successful side, it has to do with him as a player and what he actually does for the club. So, although Steven has only won one Champions League and he has not won the Premier League, and he hasn’t won much as other players, individually, you would have to say he’s in the top two. It’s between him and Kenny’, Barnes said.
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