Paul Scholes says Gerrard and Lampard were amazing but different players

Paul Scholes says Gerrard and Lampard were amazing but different players

- Paul Scholes has aired his opinion on the Lampard-Gerrard debate

- Despite his blistering career, Gerrard did not win the Premier League

- Scholes said the Chelsea legend and the Liverpool legend cannot be compared

Having played alongside both legends, Paul Scholes has aired his opinion on the debate as regards who was better between Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

The former Manchester United commanding midfielder says he does not feel cool with the idea of comparing the Livepool legend and the former Chelsea captain.

Scholes finally made his thoughts clear on the raging debate involving the two stars who also played for the England national team.

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"Stevie G and Frank, of course," he said on BBC podcast Savage Social.

"I'm sick to death of hearing about this to be honest. It doesn't really matter. People can have their own opinions.

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"The two were amazing, amazing players. But very different players."

Gerrard is the only player out of the three not to finish with a Premier League winners medal, though arguably played in sides filled with less quality than the Chelsea and Man Utd lineups featuring Lampard and Scholes respectively.

The Liverpool captain finished with 114 international caps, compared with 104 for Lampard and just 66 for Scholes, who retired early from England duty after often being played out of position.

Earlier, Steven Gerrard was said to have an edge over England stars Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard according to West Ham’s central midfielder Mark Noble.

Noble however admitted that the trio possess great footballing qualities in their respective rights, but he feels Gerrard has a distinct quality.

The three England stars were delightful to watch as they brought the Premier League to its feet with Gerrard captaining Liverpool, Lampard for Chelsea and Scholes for Manchester United.

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They were masters of their own for over a decade in England boasting very similar attributes as they all carry their respective teams on their shoulder.

But Noble believes the former Liverpool captain has a narrow edge, describing Steven Gerrard as the most complete of the trio. earlier reported that two-time African footballer of the year El hadji Diouf has claimed that Nigeria’s Austin Jay Jay Okocha would have been the world’s best player of all time if he was not African.

The Senegalese legend and the ex-Super Eagles captain were teammates at Bolton Wanderers between 2004 and 2006 before Okocha moved to Qatar.

Okocha who featured for Bolton between 2002 and 2006 scored 14 goals in his 124 appearances including a famous strike against West Ham United which was voted team goal of the season.

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