Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes his England counterpart Steven Gerrard should have left Liverpool when he had the chance in order to experience life in a competition other than the Premier League, the
The two players will lead their respective nations out in Wednesday’s friendly between the sides but whereas Ibrahimovic has won eight titles in three different countries, Gerrard has a smattering of mostly domestic medals to his name. Gerrard has claimed three League Cups, two FA Cups, a UEFA Cup and the 2005 Champions League, the latter a trophy that has so far eluded Ibrahimovic.
Ibrahimovic revealed that Gerrard is a player respected by his peers across Europe but the Paris Saint-Germain striker added that he was disappointed Gerrard had remained at Liverpool his whole career, rather than move to a prestigious foreign club when he had the chance. The Guardian notes that PSG made a quiet enquiry into Gerrard’s availability this summer, only to see their advances rebuffed.
“I would like to see Steven in – of course Liverpool is a big club – but in a big international club. I would like to see that also for England because it is very exciting when someone goes abroad and shows who he is in another competition,” Ibrahimovic said.
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