Steven Gerrard raves about ‘top class’ Chelsea FC star

Steven Gerrard explains why he is such a big fan of Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea FC

Steven Gerrard
Liverpool FC legend Steven Gerrard Photo: BT Sport

Steven Gerrard has hailed Chelsea FC star Thibaut Courtois as one of the best goalkeepers in world football.

The Belgian shot-stopper has earned a reputation as one of the leading goalkeepers in the Premier League in recent seasons following his fine form for the Blues.

The goalkeeper has helped the west London club to win the Premier League title in two of the last three seasons and he is widely considered to be one of the best shot-stoppers around.

Liverpool FC legend Gerrard is clearly a keen admirer of the goalkeeper and he heaped praise on Courtois ahead of Chelsea FC’s 1-1 draw with FC Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Speaking to BT Sport, Gerrard said: “He’s a top-class goalkeeper and can be world class in any given match.

“He’s bailed Chelsea out many times before. You must have that confidence as a Chelsea defender knowing he’s behind you. He’s very safe.”

Chelsea FC are now preparing for their crunch trip to Manchester United in the top flight on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues head into the game looking to try and bounce back from the disappointment of their 1-1 draw against FC Barcelona, with the Blues having led before Lionel Messi’s equaliser at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Chelsea FC are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table as they seek Champions League qualification for the second season running under Antonio Conte.

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