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Liverpool skipper Gerrard hails Spearing derby performance

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is full of praise for Jay Spearing over his form this season.

Spearing turned in an outstanding display in Tuesday's 3-0 Merseyside derby victory over Everton at Anfield.

"I think he's been consistent all season," Gerrard told "Every time the manager has called on him, Jay has been superb.

"He was up against Jack Rodwell. People talk about him as a £25million player and England's future, well I think Jay more than matched him if not was better than him.

"Jay is growing, he's getting better and better and has a massive future at this club.

"We're really pleased to have him. He's such an unselfish player who keeps it ticking. You have to play with him to appreciate him. He's a top lad.

"Kenny has seen in training that he's good enough. He had the faith in him. Previous managers maybe haven't trusted that he could do it but Kenny gave him his chance and he hasn't let Kenny down. He's been one of our better players for sure."

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