With Steven Gerrard making his 100th appearance for England this week, the country’s media has been fawning over the Liverpool captain.
But not Roy Keane!
The United captain has separated himself from the masses to voice his opinion on Gerrard, claiming he falls short in comparison to other great central midfielders of the Premier League era.
Gerrard was often compared with Keane and made a habit of dragging his mediocre Liverpool side across the line with impressive solo performances, but Keane feels despite this he is still steps behind the likes Paul Scholes and Patrick Vieira.
Speaking on ITV yesterday, Keane said:
“Gerrard is a good player, but not a great one.
“He’s had a tough couple of years for Liverpool. He’s shown he is capable of winning games on his own, but I don’t think he’s made the players around him much better.
“Gerrard is maybe a little behind the likes of Scholes and Vieira when it comes to Premier League greatness, but he’s a top player.”