The legendary midfielder reckons Gerrard was once the best midfield player in world football..
Zinedine Zidane, widely regarded as on of the greatest midfielders of all time, has dismissed claims by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson over Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard’s ability, reports the Mirror.
Ferguson claimed in his recently released autobiography that despite trying to sign him, Gerrard was never a ‘top, top player’.
Virtually nobody in the football world has agreed with the strange comments, and now Real Madrid legend Zidane has weighed in with his opinion.
“For two or three years, Steven Gerrard was the best midfield player in the world,” said the 41-year-old Frenchman.
“Even now he is playing at a high level for Liverpool and England.”
During his peak between 2005 and 2008, Gerrard was undeniably one of the most influential performers in world football. His performance in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan was nothing short of brilliant, and the following year he rescued his side in the FA Cup final against West Ham with a brilliant brace.
“Alex Ferguson is obviously one of the most successful coaches the game has ever had. But I did find his comments about Steven Gerrard very strange. To say he is not a top player is wrong,” Zidane added.