Steven Gerrard Voted The Greatest Premier League Midfielder Ahead Of Frank Lampard And Paul Scholes
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Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard has been voted the best midfielder in Premier League history ahead of Chelsea hero Frank Lampard and Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.
The 41-year-old former England midfielder lifted a Champions League, a UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups during a remarkable spell at Anfield.
Gerrard, who scored 186 times in 710 appearances for Liverpool, missed out on a Premier League title before his exit from the Reds in 2015.
SPORTbible took to Twitter and posted a readers’ poll asking for fans to finally settle the heated debate surrounding Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard.
With 30,759 votes cast, Gerrard took home the lion’s share of the vote and secured victory in our poll with 43.8 per cent of the vote.
Settle the debate once and for all.— SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 8, 2022
Scholes, who lifted 25 trophies during a legendary career at Old Trafford, came second in the poll with 28.7 per cent of the vote.
Lampard, whose predatory goalscoring finishing fired him to the top of Chelsea’s record goalscorers, came a distant third after only managing 18 per cent of the vote.
Scholes previously dismissed the debate surrounding Lampard, Gerrard and himself, with the former United star saying he is “sick to death of hearing about this.”
Speaking to BBC 5 Live’s Savage Social in 2020, he said: “Stevie G and Frank, of course.
“I'm sick to death of hearing about this, to be honest. It doesn’t really matter. People can have their own opinions.
“Them two were amazing, amazing players. But very different players.”
Lampard admitted that the debate between Scholes and Gerrard is a tough question and he sits “on the fence” with his own answer.
Speaking to Gary Neville on Sky Bet’s The Overlap, the 43-year-old ex-Chelsea manager said: “It’s a horrible question, and I get it in cabs in London all the time, ‘What do you think, Lampard, Gerrard or Scholes?’
“We all had our own attributes, it’s just too hard. And I like both of them as lads, they were amazing players.
“I will never forget the impact of training with Scholes, when I trained at England with him.
“Manchester United players spoke so dearly of him, they would just say he’s incredible and he was, I remember going ‘wow.’
“But then playing against Stevie, when he was on his game. He had so many physical and powerful attributes that suited Liverpool and suited the crowd.
“So I can’t [pick who is best], I’m going to sit on the fence.”
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