Unless you have been living under a rock then you would have heard Sir Alex Ferguson's statement in his controversial autobiography that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is not a "top, top player".
This was met with criticism across the board, with fans and fellow players coming out to defend the Reds' captain. But some agreed with Ferguson and there main argument for doing that was based on the fact that Gerrard has never lifted the Premier League trophy.
With Liverpool recently beating rivals Manchester United 3-0 they are hot on the tail of Chelsea, who are only four points ahead of Liverpool so it is not far off the mark to assume that they could make a push for the Premier League title.
So what if Liverpool do win this year's Premier league will that put an end to the argument as to whether or not Gerrard is a top, top player?
He has practically won everything possible at club level so a Premier League medal would definitely be a nice addition to his trophy cabinet sitting alongside the likes of a Champions League medal, two FA Cup medals and a UEFA Cup medal.
He has also been awarded many individual awards such as the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year, the FWA Footballer of the Year, the PFA Players' Player of the Year and has also been PFA Young Player of the Year in 2001.
Not only has he achieved all of these tremendous honours in the world of football but he has scored crucial goals for Livepool and has proved to be one of the greatest leaders to ever walk onto a football pitch.
So, is a Premier League medal really needed?
For me Gerrard is like the Leonardo DiCaprio of football. He has won so many awards, fought his way to the top in English football, has been labelled one of the best English players of all time, one of Liverpool's greatest ever players etc. But he just can't win that Oscar (the Premier League.)
Although maybe it is not needed to prove he is one of the best he would certainly crave to win it, not only for him but for his club and it would certainly close the argument that has been raging for the past few months.
With Liverpool only four points off the summit can they make that last push to glory? It's certainly possible and with two games ahead that Liverpool should win, Cardiff away and Sunderland at home they should pick up the six points. Considering Chelsea have Arsenal as their next opponent,s Liverpool fans should be even more optimistic about getting first place.
It's not all easy sailing for Liverpool though as they have two tough games in the future being Spurs, Man City and a possible title decider when Chelsea travel to Anfield.
It is a shame to me, though, that a player of Gerrard's quality is even questioned when the topic of the world's best player is brought up. For me this man proved he was a "top, top player" years ago and to say he is not the one of the best just because he hasn't won a Premier League medal is ridiculous.
But with four teams still seriously in the title race and with this season coming to and end in the next couple of months things are just heating up and the climax to the season will certainly be one to watch out for.
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