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Southampton's Wanyama: Facing Liverpool great Gerrard a true education

Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has no doubts moving to the Premier League will improve him as a player.

Former Celtic star Wanyama wrote in the Daily Mail: "I came to the Premier League because I wanted to test myself and move to the next level. There is no doubt it has been tough but I am enjoying it.

"The best way to learn is to play against good players and my toughest opponent so far has been Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. I obviously knew about him but playing against him, I learned so much more.

"He is such a clever player with his movement and his passing. It is hard to get him when he is on the ball and he is always moving into a different position.

"I tried to close him down. We knew we had to stop him and close him out of the game. If you allow him, he can destroy your team so we knew it would make it difficult for Liverpool to control the game if we could close him down. We worked harder in the second half and got our goal but it was difficult."

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