Cesc Fabregas names Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best opposition player he’s ever faced

first_imgCesc Fabregas names Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best opposition player he’s ever faced Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 1:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Fabregas battled against Gerrard on multiple occasions (Picture: Getty Images)However, in terms of the best player he has ever played alongside, that accolade can only belong to his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi.‘It is obviously Lionel Messi,’ Fabregas added. ‘I played with him since I was 13. Definitely his talent is incomparable to anything I have seen in my life.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Apart from the talent, for me he is such a competitor. I could not compare him to anyone. For me he is the best ever.‘He always wants to win. Even now in training if he loses a game of five versus five he will hate it.’MORE: Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino are ‘not helping’ Liverpool, claims Ian WrightMORE: Cesc Fabregas picks Jose Mourinho over Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola as the manager he had the ‘best connection’ withFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fabregas is still plying his trade in Ligue 1 for AS Monaco (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas has named Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as the best opponent he has ever gone up against.The Spaniard has enjoyed a distinguished career, including successful spells at Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea and now AS Monaco in Ligue 1.Over his prime years in the Premier League and La Liga, Fabregas went to battle with iconic midfielders such as Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard, Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric, as well of plenty of elite forwards.However, Gerrard is the one opposition player that sticks out most in Fabregas’ mind as the most challenging to deal with.ADVERTISEMENT‘If I have to say one – and I really enjoyed playing against – I would say Steven Gerrard,’ Fabregas told the BBC’s Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was physically the most difficult opponent to handle.‘He was the box-to-box player, he could be on his right or left, shooting from the outside of his boot. He was a machine.’ Advertisement Commentlast_img

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