Celtic star Gary Mackay-Steven reveals the big advice given to him by Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard In 2014

Celtic ace Gary Mackay-Steven trained alongside Steven Gerrard at Liverpool.

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven has told The Sun that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard gave him invaluable advice whilst at Anfield.

Mackay-Steven, 24, joined Celtic from Dundee United in January, and with four goals in 14 games, he's certainly made a great impact under Ronny Deila - but it was quite a path to Glasgow for Mackay-Steven.

The Scottish wide man joined Liverpool at the age of 16, leaving Ross County for Merseyside - and whilst he was touted for big things, Mackay-Steven left for Fulham after just two years at Anfield.

After another two years in England, Mackay-Steven had remarkably gone back to Scotland with Airdrie United, before Dundee United snapped him up; and his great displays for the Terrors earned him his big move to Celtic just months ago.

Now playing for the biggest club in Scotland, Mackay-Steven of course played for one of the biggest clubs in England, and whilst with Liverpool, he trained alongside Reds legend Gerrard.

The 34-year-old played his final game at Anfield on Saturday on an emotional evening, as he gets ready to move on to Los Angeles Galaxy this summer - but he seemingly had a big impact on Mackay-Steven.

Speaking to The Sun, Mackay-Steven admitted that he received big advice from the former England skipper, whilst acknowledging just how great Gerrard was to train alongside.

"Gerrard is the best player I’ve ever seen up close or trained with," said Mackay-Steven. "He was great with me on the few occasions I trained with the first-team squad. His technical skill spoke for itself and I think what he’s done in his career shows he’s one of the best players ever."

"The biggest message he gave to me was just to work hard and realise how lucky you are to be in a position to represent such a big club. He made it clear you have to grab every chance and give everything you have every day. On the training ground he was head and shoulders above everyone else and he was always the one driving the rest of the team on," he added.

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