Frank Lampard hails Gerrard

Frank Lampard hails Gerrard

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England team-mates: Lampard and Gerrard

Steven Gerrard will play his last match with Liverpool at Anfield this Sunday.

The stadium will be packed to salute a legend who will leave the Premier League at the end of the season to go to play in the MLS in America for LA Galaxy.

Here, he will find an old enemy, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, who wanted to hail his former England team-mate and friend:

“We were in the England squad, as captain and vice-captain, at the last World Cup and I certainly respect him hugely – I always have,” Lampard said.

“But when you are going up against each other, you can kind of get caught up in that. I was a Chelsea man and he is Mr Liverpool.

“I had John (Terry) next to me, he had Jamie Carragher – it was one of those things. It was all healthy stuff but as you get older, you mellow slightly and you just respect him for what he’s done in his career.

“What a fantastic player he has been for Liverpool and England, and he’s a fantastic bloke. He’s a family man, I’ve always known him as a good lad and a great player.

“I think it’s great for us that we have both made the decision to go there. We’re at the back end of our careers – we know that – but we’re still very driven and we’ll want to do well.

“I’m pleased he is there. It’s great for the league, it’s great for us at this time in our lives to go and play there and I look forward to playing against him there.”