Liverpool great Jamie Carragher says ex teammate and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard deserves to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
Carragher went on to claim that the legendary Liverpool midfielder is the greatest all-round player to have ever graced the Premier League.
“I’ve always said (Thierry Henry) is the best player to play in the Premier League , but what I would say is Steven Gerrard is possibly the best all-round player,” Carragher said.
“I know we’ve had that debate before – Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard. I know people will look at that list, and say all the other players have won the Premier League, Stevie didn’t win the league.
“My two arguments are – there’s no player in the history of the league, even you (Henry) or Alan Shearer who were in the PFA Team of the Year more than Steven Gerrard. That shows what the players he played against thought of him.
“Eight times, no-one has ever got to that many – it just shows how dominant he was in the Premier League.
“Stevie I think if he’d have played right back, he’d have played for England at right back. He did play holding midfield and attacking midfield.
“He had two or three seasons as a number 10 off Torres, and how he performed in those two years – I’d put him up alongside any number 10 in the Premier League. The goals he scored, and the assists.
“Right midfield he got PFA Player of the Year in 2006, I think he played there and scored 20 goals from right midfield. In terms of all-round quality and someone who could have played all over the pitch, to a similar standard, those are the two reasons he’s gone in for me.”