Gerrard receives FIFA praise

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been praised for his performances in the World Cup this summer in a FIFA technical report.

Gerrard, who captained England during the tournament and scored their opening goal against the USA, was praised along with – surprisingly – Wayne Rooney, and Ashley Cole.

In the report Gerrard was described as the most influential player and praised as a “dynamic midfielder with good vision and technique, who linked defence and attack”.

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