Liverpool legend and former captain Steven Gerrard recently announced his retirement from the game. And having enjoyed a 17-year-career at Anfield, one could well imagine the stars he lined up alongside.
Gerrard also represented England 114 times, which makes the scope even broader, but it would seem he regrets never having played in the same team as Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil.
Speaking on BT Sport, the former Three Lions midfielder was full of praise for the ancillary German, but pointed out that he’s normally the one who takes the blame when things go wrong for the Gunners.
” He’s the type of player you would have liked to have played with during your career,” he said.
“A lot of assists from him, a lot of magic.”
“I think he’s an easy target when it goes wrong for Arsenal because he looks so relaxed and casual. He looks great when they win, but when they get beat he’s the easy target.”
Gerrard probably missed that chance when he passed up on joining Real Madrid. Ozil joined Los Blancos in 2010, when Gerrard was still very much at the top of his game, and being a Jose Mourinho favourite, the ex-player would have had his fair share of playing time alongside the 28-year-old.