Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson admits he has no idea of how to stop Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard today.

"I am not sure how to stop Steven," said Eriksson. "We shall have to find a way but I do know if you give him space and time and the chance to run forward with or without the ball, he is incredible.

"Steven is one of the best players you can find. He has everything. He can defend. He can tackle incredibly well. He has vision, he is an extremely good passer. He can shoot, score goals and has the energy to get up and down the pitch.

"It is very difficult to say who is the best player in the country but Steven is certainly one of them - and has been for a long time now."