Steven Gerrard frustrated at still being compared to Frank Lampard

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Steven Gerrard's life has changed substantially since he departed Liverpool for the bright lights of Los Angeles.

For one, the Anfield legend can now walk down the street without being swamped by adoring fans. However, one thing that has not changed, much to the frustration of the former England captain, are the comparisons with Frank Lampard.

The two midfielders were often compared as they dominated the Premier League and with the Chelsea legend now plying his trade for New York City, the comparisons show no signs of letting up. 


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Gerrard also admits that he and Lampard still receive criticism over their inability to play together for the national team.

It was a conundrum that puzzled a number of England managers and not one was able to put the pieces together before the two players retired from international football in 2014.

But the LA Galaxy midfielder says there are no problems between him and Lampard, and they got on 'just fine'.

As per the Mirror, Gerrard said: "I was hoping people would finally stop comparing me with Frank after moving here," said Gerrard. "He's a legend and certainly one of those high-end players who will help lift the quality of this league.

"But we've both drawn a line under our England careers so I don't see any reason why we should bring that topic up again. It was always a media thing - we get along just fine."

Gerrard and Lampard may have failed to deliver for England but there was no doubting their influence at their respective clubs.

The former Liverpool captain was the inspiration behind a number of great comebacks for the Reds while Lampard departed Stamford Bridge as the club's all-time record goalscorer. There is no doubting they will go down in the history books as two of the best ever.

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