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Jamie Carragher's New Reason to Pick Gerrard Over Scholes and Lampard

Mudeet Arora
Carragher speaks about the age old debate relating to Gerrard, Scholes and Lampard,
Carragher speaks about the age old debate relating to Gerrard, Scholes and Lampard, / Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has handed out a new answer to the Gerrard-Scholes-Lampard debate and he revealed that his reply is based on one specific special night for the Reds.

Football fans, especially those who support Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea are often seen debating on who is the best midfielder among Scholes, Lampard and Gerrard.

All of these opinions that are made on social media about these three greats are often biased to some extent as every fan tries to defend the legend of their club they support.

Carragher, meanwhile, has been a teammate of Gerrard and when he was recently asked about his choice from the three, he didn't hesitate to choose the Liverpool maestro ahead of Manchester United great Scholes and Chelsea icon Lampard. He based his answer with a justification, stating that famous night in Istanbul in 2005.

"His performance in the second half of Istanbul - you're not going to get a more inspirational performance from anyone in a game of that magnitude," the ex England international defender said on the UMM YouTube channel.

"This is a player who played central midfield in the first half and it hadn't gone well for him. He then goes and plays in a different position, as an attacking midfield player in the second half.

"He then goes to right wing-back to stop AC Milan basically scoring the winning goal to make it 4-3. And that's why when people talk about the greatest player I played with or one the greatest players to play in the Premier League in terms of midfielders I always say Steven Gerrard.

"These other midfield players he was put up against, whether it's [Frank] Lampard, whether it's [Paul] Scholes, [Roy] Keane, [Patrick] Vieira, [Emmanuel] Petit - none of them could have done that in that second half.

"Even though they're great players, they couldn't have done it. They didn't have that capacity to still play and be as good as anyone else on the pitch in a different position", Carragher concluded.