Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is flattered by praise from Zinedine Zidane.

The Real Madrid legend declared Gerrard and former Manchester United star Paul Scholes as the two best midfielders seen in the past 20 years.

"Listen it's very flattering. He's my hero, and did things on a football pitch that blew me away," Gerrard told the Telegraph.

"He was an absolute genius so when he gives you flattering comments then it's nice. But you only get what you deserve when it happens. We deserve to be where we are. I do feel we have been the best team in the league but nothing is achieved yet."

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