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Steven Gerrard played with his fair share of Liverpool talent. struck up a terrifying relationship with Fernando Torres and partnered Xabi Alonso in the centre of. FERNANDO TORRES sent Rangers fans into a frenzy on Saturday when Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard formed a great relationship at. Lineup Selector · Quizzes · Classic Matches · Interviews · Safe Standing Steven Gerrard received praise from around the football world after he announced his Agger, Dirk Kuyt, Javier Mascherano and Fernando Torres, to Titi Camara and Ryan Babel. Our relationship goes beyond the football field.
He had previously won the title in and The closest Gerrard's Liverpool came to a league title was the season of his infamous 'slip' against Chelsea in That season, he weighed in with 13 goals and 13 assists from midfield.
But it is Lampard who boasts the most silverware. Football finance expert Rob Wilson says if you took both players in their prime and sold them in last month's transfer window, Lampard would attract a marginally higher fee. We have seen the performances they were able to generate for their respective clubs, the consistency they were able to deliver and, particularly in the case of Lampard, the goals he scored as well.
The England debate Gerrard was first included in Panini's collection for the World Cup, although he would miss the tournament through injury. The Liverpool man had already made one appearance at Eurohaving made his England debut shortly before the tournament.
Lampard got his first tournament sticker at Euro Having first played in the same England team inLampard and Gerrard featured 73 times together before both retired in the summer of Lampard made his debut a year before Gerrard's first England appearance, but it was the Liverpool man who established himself first, scoring his first international goal in the win over Germany inand captaining his country at three major tournaments.
Lampard never scored at a World Cup despite 40 attempts on goal, including one against Germany in that crossed the line Squeezing two of England's most glittering members of the 'golden generation' into one midfield was seen to be a problem for a string of national managers, but BBC Sport football analyst Pat Nevin believes the issue lay with the coaches rather than the players.
There were two guys who were phenomenal at going into space and finding space, but had nowhere to run. Gerrard's performances in a Liverpool shirt sometimes led to the perception he had single-handedly dragged his team-mates towards glory, not least in the Champions League final against AC Milan in and the Reds' FA Cup triumph over West Ham a year later.
Lampard, meanwhile, was no doubt a great player, reaching double figures for goals in 10 successive Premier League seasons, but was his career helped by playing in world-class Chelsea teams?
In a bid to compare who played in the better side, we took the XIs that started the clubs' respective Champions League-winning finals and calculated the reported cost of each player to see how expensive the teams were to assemble. That team would go on to boast caps between them, with Gerrard's England appearances matched by Spain's Xabi Alonso, while Norway's John Arne Riise and Finland's Sami Hyypia also reached their centuries.
With Liverpool's success seven years earlier than Chelsea's, it is inevitable their starting XI would be cheaper than the Blues'. Lampard was among the scorers from the spot after Didier Drogba's late goal levelled the game in 90 minutes. Lampard was one of four Chelsea players to win more than caps for his country, with Petr Cech Czech Republic,Ashley Cole England, and Drogba Ivory Coast, contributing to a total caps for the Blues.
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The cost of that side? Sorry, this content is no longer available. Phil Neville, who played alongside the pair for England and against them for Manchester United and Everton, told BBC Sport they were "always driving each other on to be better".
Announcing my departure from Liverpool to Gerrard was one of the most difficult moments of my career. He was my best team-mate and I am not sure of finding another like him in the future. We were made for each other. Can Torres be considered world class? By contrast, Torres struggled to fit into a Chelsea side which was continually changing tactics and managers.
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I arrived to play alongside Anelka in a system with three midfielders. We played only one match with that system. They finished by saying to us: Torres has struggled to replicate his Liverpool form at Stamford Bridge Image: Shaun Botterill "I understood nothing of what had happened.
I started to know the experience of the bench. I reassured myself by saying things would soon change. Villas-Boas arrived, then Di Matteo but it was always the same: I am sure that there are footballers who retire without ever having thought on the pitch.
Before knowing him, I had the habit of running everywhere, no matter where.