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Steven Gerrard was voted the greatest player ever to have played for Liverpool in a fan-poll in 2013 ("100 players who shook the Kop"). Third highest capped player for England (114 caps). During his peak, the central midfielder combined a fantastic work-ethic, with a natural ability to defend, pass and score. During the mid-2000's, he could lay claim to being the greatest midfielder in the world. Some say he should have left Liverpool to win more silverware during his career, but his loyalty to his boyhood team speaks volumes for his character. For over a decade, he carried lacklustre Liverpool teams to silverware. No doubt he would have received more global acclaim at other clubs, but he is still often regarded as one of the greatest midfielders ever. Moved to LA Galaxy during the twilight of his career.
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