Ferguson said he felt Gerrard was never a 'top, top player' but it doesn't seem to bother the Liverpool and England skipper too much
Ferguson said he felt Gerrard wasn’t a ‘top, top player’ in his book but without trying to get embroiled in a war of words with the Scotsman, Gerrard’s quotes in the Daily Mail highlighted how those words contradicted Ferguson’s stance.
‘107 caps [for England] isn’t bad for someone who isn’t a ‘top, top player’, is it?
‘He’s entitled to his opinion. I’m a fan of his, he’s one of the best managers in the world. I won’t lose any sleep over it. Throughout my career I have had praise from all types of people- including him – and I am not vain enough to take it all. I have had some unbelievable praise from him and he tried to buy me, certainly on one occasion. Maybe even two.’
Gerrard appears to continue to discredit Ferguson’s comments even more on the field as he has readapted his role in the Liverpool side into a deeper position in the midfield – a role that he also takes up for his national side, and as demonstrated during Liverpool’s 4-0 win against Fulham Saturday where his drive and his seemingly improving ability from dead ball situations were a key part of the Reds’ dismantling of the cottagers.
Then he did become the most influential player in England, bar none, apparently.
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