Declan in comparison with one of many greats

Michael Owen performed over 200 video games alongside Steven Gerrard and is due to this fact value listening to when he speaks of Declan Rice’s virtues and the similarities he bears to the previous Liverpool midfielder.

Few would argue that Gerrard was one of many best  within the recreation so reward doesn’t come a lot increased than to be in contrast with the now Villa boss by certainly one of his former team-mates.

Owen was eager to congratulate Jarrod Bowen after his efficiency towards Hungary final night time (Sat) on Channel 4 however earlier than the sport he was discussing the Hammers skipper and the impression he has made since he burst onto the scene.

He stated: ‘I feel that sitting midfield position is a really disciplined position, I performed with among the finest when it comes to Steven Gerrard.

‘However he’s really a bit too good to sit down and be disciplined. He’s virtually higher than a sitting midfielder. However he does present indicators of a Steven Gerrard

‘Large, highly effective, an excellent passer of the ball so he’s really not only a sitting midfielder anymore. He breaks the sport up so nicely, now he’s including these lengthy runs to his recreation. 

‘He’s turning into a extra all-round participant.’

To be in contrast with Gerrard is about as excessive because it will get however few would argue that every one the indicators are there and that Declan is unquestionably odds-on to go on and turn out to be and England captain.

And he has additionally proven that nothing – even phrases corresponding to these places strain on his younger shoulders – a real star and possibly Stevie Gerrard Mk 2 within the making.

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