"I've gone on record as saying Steven Gerrard is the best midfield player Liverpool have ever had," Terry McDermott said on the club's official website, lauding the current Reds captain as a legitimate all-time Kop great.
Gerrard has been an inspiration for Liverpool. From the historic treble-winning season of 2001, to being a fundamental cause of the come-from-behind victory over AC Milan in the Champions League final in 2005, then invoking the Spirit of Istanbul one year later to claim the FA Cup, Gerrard, even at his current age of 33, shows no signs of calming down as current boss Brendan Rodgers is man managing the Englishman so effectively that Gerrard may well end up adding an elusive Premier League crown to his honours roll by season's end.
Regardless of accolades, in terms of ability, he has surpassed Graeme Souness, says McDermott, and deserves to be heralded on a par with Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan.
He said: "I know my mate Graeme Souness would probably give me a rollicking for not saying him, and he was a fantastic player for this club, but Steven has everything. Gerrard is in the same sentence for me as Kenny Dalglish and Kevin Keegan. He is Mr Liverpool and I love watching him play.
"He is wholehearted, he gives everything for the red shirt every game and he can do everything. In fact I can't think of anything he can't do and I wouldn't be surprised if he's very good in goal as well."