Maybe sacred to you not me.
Sorry Keith - Gerrard is far greater and the argument goes well beyond numbers.
Obviously walt makes a valid point about Gerrard playing in teams that were nowhere near the quality that De Bruyne plays.
But more importantly Gerrard captured the imagination more than someone like De Bruyne. He lived those dream scenarios that every kid fantasises of on the football field. His willpower to forge glory out of desperate situations are the moments we all watch football for. His low against Chelsea in 2014 only added to the extremity of that. The euphoric high with the euphoric low. So much more poetic and so much more of a story. All wrapped up in Liverpool red. Scouse born and bred. Authentic and pure to the very last moment.
De Bruyne by comparison is a f**king robot. I find him a black hole of a personality and like everything that is drenched in Middle Eastern oil money, none of it is graceful or extraordinary. A great player but one who's career numbers are supercharged and wrapped up in blood money. Career mode on cheat mode - it is devoid of the sense of place, identity and effort that Gerrard's had. All of it, like Man City in general, is utterly artificial.
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