Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye is convinced Liverpool are a one man team.

Cabaye went head-to-head with Steven Gerrard when France drew 1-1 with England at Euro 2012 in June.

Cabaye recalled: "The France manager, Laurent Blanc, told us that Gerrard was the best ­player and we had to look after him.

"But he set up the goal for Joleon Lescott with a typical Gerrard ­delivery. He is the sort of ­quality player you can't take your eye off for a second.

"Gerrard is a formidable player. I don't want to ­disrespect the other players but, for me, he is the key ­player.

"He's still excellent - his passing is very good. He can win the game for his team with his ­delivery or his ­finishing."