> I found the following being asked on a BBC forum and thought i would
> find out the opinion of posters on rec.sport.soccer
> The question is who is the better midfielder - Lampard or Gerrard?
of the ball than Lampard, and he's far more versitile. Left back, up
front and in goal are I think the only positions I've not seen Gerrard
play, and wherever he has been played, he's done a fine job.
Lampard is an excellent player, but Stevie is already up there
alongside the best midfielders to play for LFC, and that's saying a
In terms of their performances, they've both had outstanding years,
but where Lampard has played in a very good team with very good
players around him each doing a good job themselves, Gerrard has often
had to do the job of 4 or 5 players.
Could Lampard have put in the same level of performance as Gerrard has
regularly displayed week after week after week, if he had to make up
for the below average performances of so many teammates? Could he have
shown the same level of energy and determination whilst still
performing so well and having a big influence on matches on such a
Personally, I'm not sure he could.