- Michael Owen posited that Steven Gerrard was a better player than Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes
- The England's Three Lions trio were often regarded as leading lights of their generation
- Owen praised both Lampard and Scholes but submitted that Gerrard could bring more than them
Michael Owen has given a frank opinion on who the best midfielder was among the fantastic trio of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes.
Owen played alongside the trio midfielders in England's Three Lions team and he is an authority when it comes to picking the best among them.
Ranking the three England legends through their efficiency level and on pitch production, Owen described both Lampard and Scholes as leading lights of their generation but rated the former Liverpool man as a special breed.
The former Real Madrid man, in his analysis on the Greatest Game with Jamie Carragher podcast, described Gerrard as an amazing special talent.
''If you watch Scholesy in training, your tongue is hanging out," Owen said.
"But there's that and there are the actual practicalities of playing on a big pitch where you need size, strength, substance, running ability, all these things.
"And if you play one v one, you against you, Stevie against any of the names that you've played, I think he would eat them for dinner.
Lampard, Gerrard and Scholes dominated their generation in the Premier League and also came out atop of their peers on the international level.
Although it was only Frank Lampard who was the outscoring of the three legendary midfielders, there are often debate that Scholes and Gerrard were the nuclei of their team in terms of physicality and pitch leadership.
Gerrard, who is the current manager of Rangers, scored over one hundred goals for Liverpool in over 500 appearances, winning all trophies except Premier League.
Frank Lampard, considered the greatest free-scoring midfielder, practically defied the logics of field positioning.
The 42-year-old was a creative and technically gifted box-to-box midfielder, scoring over two hundred goals for Chelsea in his over 400 appearances.
On the other hands, Scholes was a one-team man who played his entire football career with Manchester United.
Without any iota of doubt, he was an instrumental figure to Sir Alex Ferguson's exploit in the English league.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Patrice Evra has waded into the arguably greatest debate in football history, with the Frenchman finally making a choice between Cristiano Ronaldo and his arch-rival Lionel Messi.
The former Manchester United and France defender was an august visitor at Sky Sport on Monday, October 21, when asked who the better player was between the two leading football stars.
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