Frenchman also says Reds star and United’s Scholes have been the two best midfielders of the past 20 years.
Former France and Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane says that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard deserves to win the Premier League title this season, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The all-action England international is on the verge of winning his first-ever Premier League winners’ medal after 16 years of trying, with the Reds now just four more wins away from claiming the the title.
And if the 33-year-old and the rest of his Liverpool team-mates do manage to hold off the challenge of arch-rivals Chelsea in the home straight, then it will complete the full set of domestic winners’ medals for Gerrard, something Zidane feels would be deserved.
“He has had a great career winning many things – but it would be a big shame for him if he was never to win the league with Liverpool,” said the Frenchman.
“For everything that he has given – he deserves a league title.”
Meanwhile, the three-time Fifa World Player of the Year also went on to reveal that La Liga giants Madrid once tried to lure the midfield dynamo to the Santiago Bernabeu, only to fail in their attempts.
“I don’t think that is any secret that Real Madrid and Chelsea had big interest in him and that is just the teams the media knew about.
“He could have played for any team in Europe – but he turned them down. That sort of loyalty should be rewarded with a title.”
And Zidane also claimed that Gerrard and former Manchester United and England star Paul Scholes have been the two best midfielders of the past 20 years.
“England have probably produced the two best midfield players of the last 20 years in Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes,” said Zizou.