"Steven is a great man on and off the field," he told Life + Times.
"He's one of the people who gets on with everybody and he's an incredible man to be honest with you.
"Since I've been there, he's taken care of me and helped me out a lot in terms of settling into the club, settling into the city and it's great to have him around.
"He's been one of the world's best players for many years and I've got so much respect for him."
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