Is Steven Gerrard the Best Player Liverpool Have Ever Had?

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Is Steven Gerrard the Best Player Liverpool Have Ever Had?
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After Steven Gerrard's stunning hat-trick on Thursday night, coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 win over Napoli in the Europa league, Jamie Carragher hailed his captain's performance and described him as "the best player we've ever had."

Carragher then went further, adding that the England midfielder is "the most influential player ever in the Premier League."

For a club with a history as storied as Liverpool's, Carragher's claim is a pretty big one.

Liverpool have won 18 Championships, five European Cups, seven FA Cups and seven League Cups. Add to this three UEFA Cups, and you get the picture of how successful Liverpool have been.

I wanted to look at some of the players who were key to this success and compare their Anfield careers to that of Gerrard.

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