The soccer world rarely witnesses one footballer heaping praises on a fellow footballer & that too from another nation. However, leading Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is one such humble soccer gens who is recently speaking very high of Liverpool striker Steven Gerrard.
In fact, the dapper English captain is one of the most powerful rivals that Pirlo would be facing in the upcoming Worlds in Brazil.
The Italian player is especially impressed with Gerrard’s ease in quickly adapting himself to his recent deeper-lying midfielder role in Liverpool. The 33-year-old England captain has been placed in a more serious role by team chief Brendan Rogers with the usher of 2014 as the team pulled themselves into title picture. The smart Red skipper had this burden to readapt his duties at midfield center with more defensive temperament in last few weeks & he has been able to please everybody playing just before back-four.
And getting himself firmly established as one among the best players of the globe in that very position, Andrea harbors the belief that Gerrard is equipped with every attribute needed for being the ultimate professional for his club & country.
“Gerrard is quite a top pro”, remarked Pirlo while speaking high on the new Liverpool man. “It’s quite possible that he has got several top seasons left for England as well as Liverpool in a novel role.
“Intelligent players are able to adapt. Gerrard has proved that he carries that very ability to adjust himself to a new situation”, Pirlo continued further with his praise on the smart Liverpool striker. “He is a truly incredible passer of ball, is armed with a brilliant football brain & has got great vision. In fact, Gerrard comes with all qualities required for deeper roles.”