Carragher: Gerrard Liverpool's greatest ever

Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher has declared Steven Gerrard the club's greatest.

Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher has declared Steven Gerrard the club's greatest.

Gerrard was heralded as Liverpool's "greatest player ever" by team-mate Carragher as the England captain was honoured by the Football Writers' Association at a gala tribute dinner in London.

"I think we are in the presence of the greatest player ever to play for Liverpool," said Carragher.

"People will say I am biased because we are good friends and because of the trophies we have won together, but it is a fair accolade to give him.

"There are guys like Kenny [Dalglish], Graeme Souness, Ian Rush, all world-class players, but the difference was they were in a world-class team - and Stevie has not played in a world-class team."

Carragher added: "Stevie's one strength is he has no weakness, he can run, tackle pass and score goals.

"Football is a team game, but special players do special things at special times, and that is Steven Gerrard."

Have your say