Pele praises “World Class’ Gerrard

7 June 2006
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Footballing Legend Pele has revealed that he is a huge fan of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.


Pele believes that the world class talent of the our midfield general would fit very nicely into the Brazilian team.

‘Brazil is not a defensively-minded team and Gerrard is always going forward and he would play in my team, no doubt,’ enthused Pele.

‘Gerrard is an excellent player, absolutely world-class. If I was a manager, everywhere I went I would buy Steven Gerrard.

‘He is what Brazil needs, because he is always looking forward and has a big heart.

‘Two years ago I saw Gerrard play and then I saw him in Tokyo in a game against Sao Paulo. I said then that Gerrard is a great player. To me he is one of the best midfielders in the world. He is an excellent player.’

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