Former Manchester City and Chelsea star Shaun Wright-Phillips was asked to pick between Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard, and gave a definitive answer to the question
Frank Lampard was an “amazing player” but Steven Gerrard had “something different” and was the better of the two.
That’s according to Shaun Wright-Phillips, who crossed paths with both players in the England set-up and at Chelsea with Lampard.
Gerrard and Lampard are widely regarded as two of the best midfielders England has ever produced, with both men winning the Champions League with Liverpool and Chelsea respectively.
Trying to separate them, unsurprisingly, has always sparked passionate debate.
But while Wright-Phillips admits Lampard was very special, the 38-year-old reckons Gerrard was the “perfect number 8” and slightly better than his contemporary.
“I think for me I would have to say Steven Gerrard,” Wright-Phillips exclusively told AmericanGambler
“That’s no disrespect to Lamps, because everyone knows that Lamps was an amazing player.
It was so hard to put your finger on with Gerrard, but it just seems like he had something different.