‘Gerrard lifting title with Liverpool like winning it 5 or 6 times elsewhere’

Jamie Carragher feels some previous Premier League winners wouldn't be fit to lace Steven Gerrard's boots

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Photo: Back Page Images

Jamie Carragher believes Steven Gerrard winning the title with boyhood club Liverpool would be the equivalent of lifting the Premier League trophy “five or six times elsewhere”.

The 33-year-old Reds captain is painstakingly close to finally end his long wait to be crowned a Premier League winner, with Liverpool top of the table and two points clear of Chelsea.

Lots of players who have won it couldn’t lace Stevie’s boots

Jamie Carragher

And Gerrard’s former team-mate Carragher feels the England skipper deserves to be crowned an England top-flight champion and complete a glittering career with the Merseyside club.

“He’s won every other honour. He’s probably the greatest player not to win a Premier League trophy,” Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.

“Lots of players who have won it couldn’t lace Stevie’s boots. He had to opportunity to leave but winning it with Liverpool is the equivalent to winning it five or six times elsewhere – that’s how much the club means to the supporters and Stevie.”

Carragher also feels Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers deserves credit for his impact at Anfield, even if the Reds fail to end their 24-year wait to lift the Premier League trophy.

“It all comes down to winning things,” Carragher added. “If he doesn’t win it he’s still done a great job until now. I was only with Brendan Rodgers for 12 months but we still have a great relationship and I thought he was a top manager when he came in.

“If he wins the Premier League this season it will be one of the greatest achievements in their history.”

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