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Steven Gerrard. Age 29. Central Midfielder. Liverpool & England
How has Stevie G never even been considered for the World Player Of The Year? Even Zidane says he is the best player in the world. I rate him as much as Kaka.
We can see what he can do every week for Liverpool. He has loads of energy, making big runs all the way into the penalty box and getting back to cover his defenders weekly.
He is tough but classy, passes the ball smoothly, holds it and looks up to pick out a player better than anyone, he has pace and can shoot—and score—from anywhere.
But unlike Kaka, Gerrard is a leader, remember how he lead Liverpool to that famous comeback against Milan, and Kaka. Considering Liverpool haven't quite been AC Milan or Real Madrid in recent years, you have to wonder what he would be like playing in a team full of Fernando Torres-like players!
Substitute: Kaka (Real Madrid & Brazil)
Yes, I would leave the current Most Expensive Player In The World on the bench. Michael Essien could also make the side but needs to have a good run of fitness before he can regain his potential.