The pair will face-off tonight at Anfield.
"Probably over the last five or six years of my career he is one I would look at. You look at the best players in the world in your position and he is one of them," he said. "They have been very impressive this season, but you saw what Hull did. It shows on any given day these upsets can happen. Hopefully we can do the same, I don't see why not."
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball