Mark Noble rates Steven Gerrard as the best of his generation

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is the best midfielder of his generation, says West Ham star Mark Noble.

The Hammers legend was asked who was better out of Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes or Stevie G and Noble didn’t take long to confirm it was the Reds star who beat them all.

Steven Gerrard, said Noble, was the ‘complete footballer’ and for that reason was better than Lampard or Scholes.

While I’m not saying this completely settles the debate, it sort of does. England were blessed to have a trio of supremely gifted individuals like those to play in the middle of the park but they still managed to mess it up.

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The 39-year-old played 504 Premier League games, scoring 121 goals and creating 70 assists. Over his whole, entire, incredible career the homegrown hero hit the back of the net nearly 200 times (191) and assisted 130 for Liverpool and LA Galaxy in the MLS.

Lampard, who years older than Gerrard, was a legend in his own right. He was a more deadly goalscoring midfielder, with 177 top flight strikes in 611 appearances and 265 in his career overall. To be fair to him, that’s an incredible record and it sums up the talent of Stevie to be a more complete player than Lamps.

Gerrard is now doing good things with Ranger in the Scottish Premier League, but they are still miles behind Celtic in the race for the title. The Bhoys have 80 points, the Gers 67 in second. But with less than two seasons in professional management behind him, Gerrard can be proud of his efforts.

In other news, James Milner has been at it again with the latest video he posted on Twitter. We’re all in isolation and there’ve been some creative ways of getting through it.

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Milner has created his all-time best XI using player name puns and items he found around the house. It’s compelling stuff.

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