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Jamie Carragher Names Steven Gerrard As Greatest Liverpool Player Of All Time – Care To Disagree?

By Chris Wright

Speaking about his dearly beloved, one Steeevie Gerraaard, Jamie Carragher today spake these words: “I think we are in the presence of the greatest player ever to play for Liverpool.”

Big call. Talking to BBC Sport, Carra went on to show his working:

“People will say I am biased because we are good friends and because of the trophies we have won together, but it is a fair accolade to give him.

“There are guys like Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush, all world-class players, but the difference was they were in a world-class team – and Stevie has not played in a world-class team.”

That’s certainly a whopper (of an opinion) Carragher is packing there. You’d get a couple of black eyes if he slapped you across the face with that thing. It’s a big ol’ call, but is it one you agree with?

The likes of Dalglish, Souness and Rush will always be revered at Anfield, while we know a lot of Liverpool fans hold the likes of Sean Dundee, Djimi Traore and Nicky Tanner in the highest of regard, but surely Gerrard – who, lest we forget, nigh-on carried the club to a Champions League, two FA Cups and a threesome of League Cups – is more than worthy of the accolade?

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By Chris on January 21st, 2013 in Liverpool, Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

11 Responses to “Jamie Carragher Names Steven Gerrard As Greatest Liverpool Player Of All Time – Care To Disagree?”

  1. C says:

    Don’t forget about Igor Biscan!

  2. jojo says:

    frikkin love that picture!

  3. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Isn’t it a shame he never had the balls to really test himself in a world class team then.

  4. syndex says:

    No premier/original first div title = Not the best player, its a results business.

  5. Al says:

    the point about not playing in a world class team is the key here, he has carried liverpool for most of the time he’s been around. I think to be fair he should share the award with Bjorn Tore Kvarme

  6. TravisKOP says:

    I’d say thats a fair statement as a kopite. Granted i wasnt around during kenny, rushy and souness but god dam hes steven fucking gerrard man!

  7. Vasko says:

    You can’t discount players for playing in world class teams.

  8. Inno says:

    Stevie’s good, but really, he’s no Istvan Kozma

  9. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    Forget all this, Jan Kromkamp is your man.

  10. Joshua says:

    After their second-place finish in 2008-2009, I honestly believed that Liverpool were a few key acquisitions away from reaching the Premier League summit in the following season.

    Let’s remember that they were able to field lineups including the likes of Xabi Alonso, Arbeloa, Kuyt, Torres, Mascherano, and Reina. Too bad it never worked out for Stevie.

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