Gary Mackay-Steven names Steven Gerrard as the best player he has ever played with

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven is a big fan of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

Celtic winger Gary Mackay-Steven has told the club’s official website that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is the best player he has ever played with.

Mackay-Steven, who joined Celtic from Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee United in January 2015, was at the Liverpool youth academy from 2007 to 2009.

“I played a reserve game at Liverpool with Steven Gerrard,” the Scotland international told Celtic’s official website when asked about the best player he has ever played with.

“Even just training with him you could see he was a class above and was one of those players who could just do anything.

“He’s a leader but he can tackle, run past players, pass it and score goals so he’s just got a bit of everything.

“Everything he did was top level and he very rarely let his level slip. There’s no weakness to his game and everything about him just had something extra.”

Gerrard is one of the greatest players in football history and is one of the best players Liverpool have ever produced.

The former England international left the Premier League club for Major League Soccer outfit Los Angeles Galaxy in the summer transfer window.

During his time at Liverpool, the 35-year-old midfielder won the FA Cup twice, the League Cup on three occasions, and the Champions League and the UEFA Cup once each.

Meanwhile, Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 35 points from 14 matches.

Ronny Deila’s side are six points clear of second-place Hearts, who are a point ahead of Aberdeen.

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