Who is the better midfielder - Lampard or Gerrard?

Who is the better midfielder - Lampard or Gerrard?

Post by Jimm » Sun, 02 Jan 2005 19:45:12


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> 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?
> Regards,

Gerrard. Imo, he's a better passer, a better tackler, a better crosser
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
lot.

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
regular basis?

Personally, I'm not sure he could.

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Who is the better midfielder - Lampard or Gerrard?

Post by GJK » Tue, 04 Jan 2005 14:51:10

Gerrard

 
 
 

Who is the better midfielder - Lampard or Gerrard?

Post by Muz » Wed, 05 Jan 2005 03:18:58

Gerrard is almost personally carrying his team to many of its
victories.   The amount of energy and intensity he puts out from the
first kick to the final whistle is amazing.  His creativity handling
the ball, his vision in passing the ball, and his movement without the
ball must place him among the best footballers in the world.

Lampard is good, and might rise to that level, if he were in Gerrard's
position, but he doesn't right now.

Muz