Sir Alex Ferguson has caused quite a stir with the recent release of his autobiography.
Inside the book, the Scot devotes some space for Liverpool legend Steve Gerrard, which then became the subject of discussion amongst players, managers and fans worldwide.
The Manchester United legend gave Gerrard praise throughout his managerial career, despite the comments in his book, which said he believed the England captain is not a 'top, top player'.
It comes a surprise, given the history Ferguson has shared with Gerrard, which left many people believing the Scot had admiration for the 35-year-old. The former Red Devils chief had compared the player to Manchester United icon Roy Keane in the past, and even tried to sign the Anfield skipper.
Gerrard, unlike Owen Hargreaves or Roy Keane, opted against getting involved in a war of words with Ferguson. Instead, he stated that he is a big fan and considers him one of the best managers of all time.
Gerrard told the Daily Mail: "107 caps isn’t bad for someone who isn’t 'a top, top player', is it?
"Listen, he’s entitled to his opinion. I’m a fan of his; he is one of the best managers in the world. I won’t lose any sleep over it.
"I have had some unbelievable praise from him and he tried to buy me, certainly on one occasion. Maybe even two.”
The Liverpool star may well feel like he has a point to prove when next in action, representing his country against Chile and then Germany in two international friendlies.
He'll be back in action under Brendan Rodgers the following weekend, when the Anfield outfit make the short trip to face Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season.
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