Robbie Fowler: Steven Gerrard is Liverpool’s best ever player

Steven Gerrard

The former Reds striker has been full of praise for the outgoing midfielder.

Steven Gerrard will play his final game at Anfield today, as Brendan Rodgers’ men host Crystal Palace in what is set to be an emotional fixture.

After spending his entire professional career with his boyhood club, the talismanic midfielder is set to move to LA Galaxy in the summer for a swansong in the sun.

The veteran midfielder has been a mainstay of the Liverpool team since he was a teenager and will leave the club as a living legend.

One of the Merseyside outfit’s other favourite sons, Robbie Fowler, has been full of praise for his former team-mate ahead of today’s Anfield outing.

The ex-England striker has claimed that Gerrard is the club’s best ever player and will be remembered more fondly than Kenny Dalglish.

“He was something from the very start...even if none of us had any idea then what he would eventually become,” Fowler wrote in The Mirror.

“And what has he become? For me, Stevie is the greatest player Liverpool have ever had.

“I don’t think I’m doing any disservice to Kenny Dalglish when I say that. I think the world of Kenny, have spent a lot of time with him and know what a class act he is; and was as a player.

“But I’ve seen at first hand how good Steven Gerrard is. If I had to describe him in one word, it would be immense. He has carried Liverpool single-handedly over the years and won games on his own.

“I’m proud to have called him a team-mate, and prouder to call him a friend. It really is the end of an era at Anfield and I know saying goodbye will be incredibly emotional for him...and for every single person connected to Liverpool.”

Gerrard recently admitted that his biggest regret from his time at Liverpool was not winning the Premier League, but he leaves Merseyside having inspired the club to a famous Champions League victory over AC Milan in Istanbul in 2005.

The ageing midfielder is set for a grandstand finish at Anfield today, with the Kop and the rest of the Liverpool fans sure to be emotional as Gerrard says goodbye to the club.

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