Gerrard hall of fame!

What some top footballers/coaches had to say on S.Gerrard:

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” He is unbelievable player, i would of loved play along side him. I remember Liverpool beating us 4-1 at old Trafford and Stevie was everywhere that day.I said to Rooney after the game, he is the best in the world right now.” – Christiano Ronaldo

“Gerrard has the heart of a lion & is the icon of the modern footballer with his ability to attack & defend so well. I’m a huge fan.” – Kaka

“Gerrard is the complete player. He can score, has a great final ball, he can tackle and he drives his team forward. He is a winner.” – Vieira

“Gerrard’s been my idol for 10 years and is one of the best in the world. He’s the example of what all midfield players aspire to do.” – De Rossi

“I can’t think of a striker in the world who has scored as many important goals as Gerrard, never mind a midfielder. For me, and I have always said this, he will be regarded as one of the greatest midfielders ever when he finishes his career. No doubt. The guy is always putting his foot in, always scoring and doing what he has to do to make his team win. That is what football is all about. He, for me, is Liverpool.”- Thierry Henry

“I remember the Champions League final comeback by Liverpool. I have never seen such a complete midfielder.” – Marchisio

I had really not seen much of him before this season, apart from for England, but wow. I think of him as being at the same level as Pirlo. Vision, technique, but he is powerful as well. Stevie can do anything. It’s going to be very difficult for the team to find another player like him in the future.- Mario Balotelli

“Steven Gerrard is the best player I have played with.” – Luis Suarez

“Of all the great players I’ve played alongside he is the best and I still think he has a lot to offer to Liverpool” – Fernando Torres

“Steven Gerrard would be the captain of my World XI dream team.” – Francesko Totti

“Is Gerrard the best in the world? He might not get the attention of Messi and Ronaldo but yes, I think he just might be.If you don’t have a player like Steven Gerrard, who is the engine room, it can affect the whole team. He has great passing ability, can tackle and scores goals, but most importantly, he gives the players around him confidence and belief. You can’t learn that – players like him are just born with that presence.” -Zinedine Zidane

“For me, in the position he plays, he is one of the very best in the world. For the job he performs, for me he is one of the greatest.” – Ronaldinho

“Stevie is the badge of this football club, the soul of this team. Just by the fact that he is on the pitch it is an inspiration for us. He always leads by example and anything he does, he does with passion and a lot of commitment. He is a born winner.””Gerrard is an excellent player, absolutely world class. If I was a manager, everywhere I went I would buy Steven Gerrard. He is what Brazil needs, because he is always looking forward and has a big heart. Two years ago I saw Gerrard play and then I saw him in Tokyo in a game against Sao Paulo. I said then that Gerrard is a great player. To me he is one of the best midfielders in the world. He is an excellent player.” – Pepe Reina

“For me, the word I would describe him with is ‘Liverpool’. Not just Liverpool as a football club or Liverpool and the supporters, but Liverpool the city.This is a guy who is very much about looking after his people. He loves his city. He’s had a number of opportunities to move from here to prestigious clubs, but Liverpool is his home. This is his place, these are the people he loves. He grew up around the corner and went on to play for the club he supported.” Brendan Rodgers

“Steven has always led by example.Thanks to him the other good players that we had were always better. He talks with players and pushes his team-mates on. That night in Istanbul they knew he could make the difference and they were following him. With Steven you get commitment, passion, a leader and a player with power, talent and excellent technique when it comes to passing, heading and shooting. He is one of the best I’ve ever worked with.” – Rafa Benitez

“Steven Gerrard is undoubtedly a world-class player and I wish he’d played for United. ‘Come play for United,’ I said one day to Steven when we were in the hotel. ‘The fans will take to you in no time.’ He just laughed, and said: ‘I’ll do it if you go to Anfield.'” – Garry Neville

“He has become the most influential player in England, bar none. More than Vieira. Not that Vieira lacks anything, but I think that Gerrard does more for his team than Vieira does, and has way more to his game. I’ve watched him quite a lot. To me, Gerrard is Keane. Everywhere the ball is, he seems to be there. He’s got that unbelievable engine, desire, determination. Anyone would love to have Gerrard in their team.” – Alex Ferguson

“Gerrard is a great player. He is undoubtedly one of the best midfield players in the world.” – Carlo Ancelotti