Teddy Sheringham explains why Steven Gerrard was better than Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard
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Teddy Sheringham has risked angering Manchester United supporters by naming Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best Premier League player of his generation.
Gerrard is widely viewed as one of the greatest English players in history, but the debate still rages over whether he was better than his former international teammates Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard.
Former United striker Sheringham, who played alongside all three players during his career, believes Gerrard is the greatest of the trio – despite his relative lack of major silverware when compared to Lampard to Scholes.
In a clip posted on the PFA's TikTok account, Sheringham said: "I'm going to go for Steven Gerrard.
"I know he didn't win the league as a player but I think he was probably the best single player of his era over a 20-year span.
"I know the Manchester United boys won't be happy but I just felt that he could do everything.
"He could run, he could tackle, he could score goals, he could head the ball, he could defend, he could do everything.
"You put him in any position on the football pitch and he would be the man."
Gerrard spent the entirety of his Premier League career with his boyhood club Liverpool, captaining the side for more than a decade.
While he famously won the Champions League in 2005 as well two FA Cups, three League Cups and the UEFA Cup once, Gerrard never won the Premier League – narrowly missing out in the 2013-14 season under Brendan Rodgers.
He left the club to join LA Galaxy in 2015, spending just two seasons in MLS before retiring in 2016.
Gerrard has since moved into management, joining Rangers in 2018 and leading them to Scottish Premiership title in the 2021-21 season.
He left to join Aston Villa in November 2021 but lasted less than a year in the role before being sacked, with the former England international now in charge of Saudi Pro League club Al Ettifaq.