The Hammers veteran admits all three had been quality players however the Reds legend was the best of the crop.
West Ham’s Mark Noble believes Steven Gerrard narrowly edges out Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard when it comes to which of the three midfielders have been better.
The trio of England internationals dominated the Premier League for over a decade with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.
Boasting a vary of comparable attributes, the three midfielders were difficult to separate for quality on the pitch however having played towards all of them, Noble concedes the crown ought to go to the former Reds captain.
“Trust me when I say you solely understand how precise a player is when you play towards them,” Noble stated in a Q and A from West Ham’s Twitter account when asked to pick out between the trio.
“All three had been top, top players in their very own right however all-round player, Stevie G was the complete footballer.”
Noble additionally named Gerrard as the exceptional player he is come up against, whilst listing Carlos Tevez and Dimitri Payet as the best he is played alongside.
Brazilian legend Kaka has additionally put Gerrard above Lampard and Scholes when asked to pick out between the three earlier this year.
“I like Gerrard,” Kaka said.
“Because we had this challenge between ourselves in 2005 and 2007, I sincerely admire him.
“Of course, Lampard was exceptionally amazing, Scholes the classic. But I’ll have Gerrard.”
Going against the grain, former Portugal international Deco believes Scholes ought to get the nod due to his unique style of play and capacity to fit into any side.
“I played with and in opposition to so many extraordinary players in midfield like Gerrard. I had the chance to play with Lampard together at Chelsea,” Deco was quoted as saying in 2016.
“I think, due to the fact he was a specific kind of player to all other kinds of English midfielder, Paul Scholes was the best player that I saw playing for an English midfield and one of the great players in the world.
“There are not so many players with this style due to the fact I think most of the players are box-to-box, not about controlling the game, maintaining the stability of the team.
“Maybe it’s the generation, however I think this type of player usually exists. England has a lot of extraordinary players. What I say is that in midfield, with his style, Scholes could play at any club.”