Steven Gerrard has revealed his two best attacking partnerships at Liverpool.
Gerrard formed many a potent union over 17 years in the Liverpool first team – and also played with El-Hadji Diouf a few times.
He believes he was at his best when alongside fellow academy product Michael Owen or former club-record signing Fernando Torres.
Asked on Sky Sports which teammate he shared the best playing relationship with, he said: “I think it would either be out of Michael Owen and Torres.
“I played with Michael when I was quite young. I always knew that Michael was on the same page and the same wavelength. I didn’t use to have to look twice.
“I had that same connection with Torres when I moved further up.
“My role with Suarez was different because I was deeper. He had Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge so there was less onus on myself to create.
“Owen and Torres got the best out of me as a No. 8 midfielder.”
Torres certainly agrees, describing Gerrard as his “icon player” last month.
“I need Steven in the team, any system, any team, a key player for me and obviously the most important player in that role as a No.10, a little bit in front of Mascherano and Alonso,” the Spaniard said.
“[He’s] the best player I played with, I’ve said that many times. He is the player that completed my game.”
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