France soccer legend Zinedine Zidane believes Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard deserves to win the Premier League title.
He added that Gerrard and Paul Scholes are the best two midfielders of the past 20 years.
The Real Madrid legend – now sporting director at Real Madrid – also revealed that his club courted the England captain when he was at the peak of his career.
Gerrard, now 33, is only four victories away from leading Liverpool to their first championship crown in 24 years.
And Zidane says a title win would be just reward for Gerrard and his loyalty to the Anfield club.
‘He has had a great career winning many things – but it would be a big shame for him if he was never to win the league with Liverpool,’ said the former France star.
‘For everything that he has given – he deserves a league title.’
He went on: ‘I don’t think that is any secret that Real Madrid and Chelsea had big interest in him and that is just the teams the media knew about.
‘He could have played for any team in Europe – but he turned them down. That sort of loyalty should be rewarded with a title.’
Zidane – a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year – feels Gerrard was once the best midfield player on the planet.
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