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Steven Gerrard may have something to say after talkSPORT pundit’s ‘ridiculous’ claim – opinion

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Kevin De Bruyne is without question one of the greatest midfielders the Premier League has ever witnessed.

That being said, we’d find it difficult (not just as biased Liverpool fans but even from a purely objective standpoint) to agree with Jason Cundy’s claim (one Jamie O’Hara branded ‘ridiculous) that the Belgian maestro could ‘go down as possibly the best midfielder this country has ever seen’.

For one, for good chunks of the Scouser’s career, he was forced to play in considerably poorer teams overall in comparison to the Manchester City star; Steven Gerrard famously never won a Premier League title – De Bruyne has already secured four with the Sky Blues.

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We’ll never know the answer but we can’t help but ask the question as to whether the Belgian would have had the exact same impact in the 2005 Champions League final as the ex-Reds captain.

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