Steven Gerrard hits back at former Old Trafford chief

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Steven Gerrard has admitted he is not worried about Sir Alex Ferguson's claims that he is not a 'top, top player' and confirmed that the Scotsman tried to sign him, reports the Daily Mail.

Ferguson said in his new autobiography - My Autobiography - that he thought the 33-year-old was overrated, despite the Liverpool captain's high regard in the game.

However Gerrard has revealed he is unconcerned by Ferguson's recent criticism, especially as the former Manchester United manager had praised him on several occasions - during his 26-year reign at Old Trafford - and even tried to sign lure him away from Anfield. 

The England skipper has been involved in all 11 of Liverpool's Premier League games, playing a key role in Brendan Rodgers' side's fine start to the season.

Gerrard also captained England to qualification for next year's World Cup in Brazil, which has made Ferguson's criticism of the central midfielder seem even more unjust.

"Listen, he’s entitled to his opinion.I’m a fan of his; he is one of the best managers in the world." said Gerrard.

"I won’t lose any sleep over it. Throughout my career I have had praise from all types of people - including him - and I am not vain enough to take it all.

"For me, the most important thing is what Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson are thinking. I think they are really pleased with me and that is all I will worry about."

Liverpool are next in action in the Premier League against Everton after the international break.

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