Gary Mackay-Steven has explained in The Sun how Celtic captain Scott Brown and Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard are similar.
Mackay-Steven, who joined Scottish Premiership champions Celtic from Dundee United in the January transfer window, was part of Liverpool’s youth academy for a couple of years.
During his time with the Reds, the 24-year-old trained with former England international midfielder Gerrard, who will leave the Merseyside outfit in the summer.
Scotland international Mackay-Steven has now highlighted how the 34-year-old and Celtic star Brown are similar.
“Gerrard is the best player I’ve ever seen up close or trained with,” the former Airdrie United winger too the Sun. “He is an example to others, much like Scott Brown is at Celtic.
“They’re both great captains who look after young players, helping them to settle into the team and set an example on and off the park…
“I think there are a lot of similarities with Scott and Gerrard. Scott’s an example to the rest, he can really drive everyone on and he demands the best from everyone, ever single day on the pitch.”
Gerrard is one of the greatest players in Liverpool’s history, while Brown is one of the best midfielders in the Scottish Premiership.
The players have won a number of major trophies with their respective clubs. While Gerrard has clinched the FA Cup and the Champions League among others, Brown has guided Celtic to Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup triumphs.
Having working with Gerrard and now playing with Brown, Mackay-Steven is only going to improve his game and make himself a better player.