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007 claims Liverpool captain would make 'good James Bond'

Gerrard is England and Liverpool captain (©GettyImages)
Gerrard is England and Liverpool captain (©GettyImages).

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard would make a good James Bond - according to the man himself.

Movie star Daniel Craig jokingly tipped the Reds skipper as a possible contender for the role when he steps down. The Anfield hero has masterminded one or two remarkable escape acts on foreign soil himself, most notably in Istanbul seven years ago, but the England captain has little on Ian Fleming's undercover hero.

Gerrard met the current James Bond ahead of Liverpool's pre-season fixture in America against AS Roma at Boston's Fenway Park this summer.

And Craig backed the Liverpool number eight to possibly one day become Hollywood's 007.

"Who would I rather by, captain of Liverpool or Bond?" said Craig on Liverpoolfc.com. "Well I don't think I could keep up any more so Bond will do, but Steven Gerrard would make a good Bond.

"He is a good leader so you know what, seriously, who knows?"

Gerrard has been at Liverpool for almost 15 years, skippering the side since 2003, and Craig believes his leadership skills would stand him in good stead if he was to swap the life of a footballer for one of a secret agent.

And the 32-year-old would not be the first to swap the football pitch for the silver screen. Manchester United legend Eric Cantona and Chelsea centre-back Frank Leboeuf have both dabbled in movies, with limited success.

But for now, Gerrard will be focussing on moving forward with Liverpool. The Reds secured their first home win in the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers on Saturday, beating Reading 1-0 thanks to a first Liverpool goal from 17-year-old starlet Raheem Sterling.

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