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Fans Believe Peak Yaya Toure Was Better Than 'Jack Of All Trades' Steven Gerrard

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Fans Believe Peak Yaya Toure Was Better Than 'Jack Of All Trades' Steven Gerrard

A compilation of Yaya Toure is being used to compare him with Steven Gerrard in the discussion of the greatest Premier League midfielder of all time.

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Gerrard is certainly in the conversation for the Premier League's midfield GOAT and is usually compared to fellow former England internationals Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes.

All three have their own backers, normally fans of the club each played for, and their own arguments in their favour. However Toure, who recently shared his love for bums in football, also has a claim to the title.

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While the former Manchester City midfielder might not have been around in England's top tier as long as the English trio, he certainly shone when he arrived on these shores.

One fan has posted a video of Toure's highlights while at City and it's tough to argue just how good the Ivorian was at his peak.

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Of course the controversial take, and specifically the comparison with the former Liverpool captain, got people talking on social media.

One said, "You could have just said Toure or Prime Toure is the most complete CM in premier league history but no you had to mention Gerrard. It says everything."

Whilst another also backed the Rangers manager, adding, "Gerrard was an elite passer, could dribble, drove forward with power, was fast, elite shooting & finishing, great tackler, strong, good in the air, free kick specialist, great set piece taker & elite penalty taker. The most complete midfielder in Prem history for 15+ years. Hush."

However a City fan came to bury Gerrard not praise him and replied, "Gerrard was a long shot passion merchant and Lampard was a second striker who stat padded penalties. Prime Yaya is miles ahead of both in terms of ability."

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The Gerrard and Lampard partnership never really worked for England. Image: PA Images
The Gerrard and Lampard partnership never really worked for England. Image: PA Images

One Liverpool fan gave a perfectly measured argument for both men, adding, "Difficult to argue who is better as either would have walked into any team in the world at their peak. Top 5 MFs ever in the PL is probably something like Gerrard, Keane, Kante, Yaya, Viera. Without trying to order them."

That's not the kind of sense you expect to see on social media!

Whilst there's an argument for and against Gerrard, there is no argument about his performance in the Champions League final in 2005.

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His individual highlights from Liverpool's incredible comeback against AC Milan in Istanbul are cause enough for him to be considered one of the greatest ever.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Manchester City, Frank Lampard, Liverpool, Paul Scholes, Football, Premier League, Yaya Toure, Steven Gerrard

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