Vieira rates Liverpool's Gerrard as world's best

Patrick Vieira told skysports.com that Steven Gerrard is currently the best midfielder in the world with Cesc Fabregas one for the future.

Patrick Vieira told skysports.com that Steven Gerrard is currently the best midfielder in the world with Cesc Fabregas one for the future.

"The best midfielder I would say is Steven Gerrard. I really rate him as a player and as a man. I think he is still one of the best," Vieira said at an event run by Ford's Feel Football debate website www.feelfootball.com.

And asked who would one day rival Gerrard as one of the best midfielders, the Frenchman named his former Arsenal team-mate, Cesc Fabregas.

"Fabregas (has the potential to be the best). I think he is learning every year.

"Now he is a top quality player. He is one of the best. In the years to come he can be at the top."

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