Deco praise Liverpool skipper Gerrard

Deco said: “In my opinion, Steven Gerrard is the best player in the Premiership at present. He has a lot of qualities. He attacks, doubles up and has a strong attitude.

“He is happy at Liverpool, so it would surprise me if he wanted to leave. But if he did want to come here one day, he would easily adapt in La Liga.

“He played so well against AC Milan in the Champions League final. I have never seen a game like it.

“It showed the character and the strength of the Liverpool captain. But you also had to praise the character of the entire team.”