Yet another overrated
footballer, at least within these shores, for the all familar trait of being English.
He leads the hypocrisy
brigade when it comes to the notions of all other footballers, especially foreign ones (i.e. Christiano Ronaldo) are cheats, yet he dived in the 2004 Champions' League Final, and does it regular for his club, Liverpool
. Just ask fans of Sheffield United from the opening day of this season, or how about for England duty against Hungary before the World Cup. Of course, as he's English and white, it's "clever" play, unlike when someone like didier Drogba does it.
He also seems to fit into David Beckham
's place on the right side of midfield for England very well - he constantly exposes the defence by going on runs up the field or cutting inside in search of his own personal glory, so everyone else has to cover for his ego. Just like he fits into Michael Owen
's place at Liverpool due to winning penalties more often than any other player.
Steven Gerrard is the world's best midfielder (apart from the likes of Pirlo or Gattuso, who are World Class, not just players that look good against West Brom and Sunderland).