Jamie Carragher hails England captain as Liverpool's 'greatest player ever'
has been hailed as Liverpool's 'greatest player ever' by Anfield and England team-mate Jamie Carragher
The England captain was presented with the Football Writers' Association Tribute award in London on Sunday night.
And Carragher was one of a few personalities from the game to pay tribute to the Liverpool midfielder.
He said: "I think we are in the presence of the greatest player ever to play for Liverpool.
"People will say I am biased because we are good friends and because of the trophies we have won together, but it is a fair accolade to give him.
"There are guys like Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush, all world-class players, but the difference was they were in a world-class team - and Stevie has not played in a world-class team."
The likes of Gerard Houllier and Dalglish, both former bosses of Gerrard, also offered their congratulations to the 32-year-old at the Tribute Night dinner.
But the last word was left to Carragher, who feels that Gerrard has the range of abilities to make him the complete modern day footballer.
"Stevie's one strength is he has no weakness, he can run, tackle, pass and score goals," he added.
"Football is a team game, but special players do special things at special times, and that is Steven Gerrard."
Also in attendance at the event, held at the Savoy in central London, were England Manager Roy Hodgson
and Gerrard's current Anfield boss, Brendan Rodgers.
Gerrard was also awarded the FWA award in 2009 and has since gone on to collect his 100th cap for England
and continues to excel for Liverpool.