"A captain in England must lead by example. Steve Gerrard is someone everyone wants to be like - always the first at training, it is he who grafts the hardest in each exercise, who sacrifices himself during each match.
"You follow him blindly. Moreover, he is a star who decided to stay at Liverpool despite all the offers.
"It is a pleasure to receive the through balls you get from Steven. He puts the ball where he wants, like Xavi (Hernandez) for the national team."