Liverpool legend picks McManaman over Gerrard

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Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has revealed that the best player he ever took the field with was Steve McManaman.

The attacking midfielder spent nine-years as a professional at Anfield before leaving the Reds for Real Madrid. The 37-cap England international also spent two seasons with Manchester City at the end of his career.

It’s the spell at Liverpool that McManaman is best remembered for however, and Fowler enjoyed six years alongside the player during his first spell on Merseyside.

He’s under no illusions that McManaman was the best he played with, better than current captain and club legend Steven Gerrard.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play with so many great players at Liverpool – John Barnes, Ian Rush, Jan Molby, Steve Nicol. They were all fantastic players,” he told BBC Sport.

“Steven Gerrard was, I mean is, an unbelieveable player for Liverpool, but probably the best player I’ve ever played with was Steve McManaman.

“His time with me at Liverpool was just – what a player he was. A lot of managers used to say if you stop Steve McManaman you have a chance of stopping Liverpool, and I can see the reasons why people would say that because he really was that good.”

Fowler is himself regarded as one of the greatest Liverpool players in history, earning the nickname ‘God’ during him two-spells with the club.

The 37-year-old also admitted in the interview that he would love to take a coaching role under Brendan Rodgers, but has not been asked to become involved at this stage.

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