Steven George Gerrard MBE (born 30 May 1980) is an English professional football manager and former player who manages Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool, with most of that time spent as club captain, as well as captaining the England national team. Widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time,
Gerrard was awarded the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award in 2005, and the Ballon d'Or Bronze Award. In 2009, Zinedine Zidane and Pelé said that they considered Gerrard to be the best footballer in the world.
Rio Ferdinand shouted ‘what am I hearing?’ when he was told Frank Lampard was less impactful than Steven Gerrard. The Manchester United legend had the good fortune of sharing the pitch with both players for England, and in Lampard’s case, as a youngster at West Ham United.
The so-called ‘Gerrard vs Lampard’ debate feels like it is as old as time as itself. However, football fans have argued about the Chelsea and Liverpool legends, not just throughout their playing career, but during the pair’s early ventures into management also.
And Ferdinand was left with both hands on his head when his colleague Joel Beya told him Gerrard was "more impactful" than Lampard.Read More:Premier League's most handsome managers revealed - with David Moyes top of the listInitially, Ferdinand, Beya, and fellow presenter Stephen Howson were debating about the possible inclusion of Kevin De Bruyne alongside Gerrard, Lampard, and fellow United legend Paul Scholes.
However, Ferdinand does not believe the Manchester City midfielder’s impact matches that of Lampard just yet.“Not Lampard,” Ferdinand said to Vibe with Five. “Lampard scored more goals all day long.Read more on dailystar.co.uk