Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina says Steven Gerrard deserves greater recognition.

The Spain keeper thinks the Reds skipper deserves to be held in the same esteem as his former Barcelona teammates and the talented generation of Spaniards who prevailed at the 2010 World Cup.

Reina told "So far Stevie is one of the best teammates I have ever played with.

"He is up there with the best and I have played for not bad teams, like Barcelona and the national team, so it's a great compliment and a big truth as well."

Jamie Carragher described Gerrard as Liverpool's greatest ever player last month, and Reina added: "I agree."

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