Steven Gerrard might be living in the United States these days but, as part of his role as a part-time pundit for BT Sport, still needs to keep a close eye on everything that’s happening in European football.
The 35-year-old has been filmed naming the five teams he regards as the best in the world right now - and it’s hard to argue with four of his choices.
Gerrard’s fifth and final choice, however, was him speaking from the heart rather than from the head. He named Liverpool. Of course, he did. (Scroll down this page to watch Gerrard name the current five best teams in world football).
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Gerrard is filmed saying by ESPN: “So my top five teams in the world right now will be: Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and… Liverpool”.
Scroll down this page to see how football fans reacted to Gerrard’s opinion - and particularly his decision to name Liverpool amongst the five.
Football fans react to Gerrard's comment
Spain has the strongest teams right now
Few would disagree that, at this moment in time, the best clubs in the world are competing in La Liga.
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are arguably the strongest teams on the planet right now, with the possible exception of Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich.
No English clubs should be in the top five
Is any club from the Premier League really good enough to be classed as one of the top five in the world?
Arsenal currently sit joint-top of the Premier League with Leicester City, who were widely tipped to be relegated at the start of the season, while Manchester City are one point behind.
Manchester United are failing to convince under Louis van Gaal, while the less said about Chelsea’s season the better.
As for Liverpool - well, only an Anfield legend could claim with a straight face that they were currently one of the world’s top five teams.
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