West Ham captain Mark Noble has had his say on the Gerrard v Lampard v Scholes Premier League debate with the English midfielder settling on the now-Rangers manager.
An Anfield legend, Gerrard’s stature and performances in the red of Liverpool is the stuff of Merseyside and English footballing folklore.
Similarly, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes are two players whose influence and legend are etched into the histories of Chelsea and Manchester United respectively.
Arguments over which of this fantastic trio of footballers was the best is a regular occurence amongst football fans down south but Mark Noble suggested that title should go to Stevie G.
Asked by a fan on a special West Ham United Ask me Anything with Noble on Twitter, the Hammers hero said:
“Trust me when I say you only realise how good a player is when you play against them.
“All 3 were top, top players in their own right but all-round player Stevie G was the complete footballer.”
It’s a big compliment from Noble who has played directly against all three players during a 16-year career with West Ham.
Interestingly, all four players are English central midfielders who by-and-large have developed an affinity with one club, making a combined 1990 Premier League appearances.
Frank Lampard also played 150 Premier League games for West Ham and made 32 for Manchester City.