Ask a blue and they will tell you Lampard is a Chelsea legend, ask a red and they will say Gerrard lives on forever in Liverpool folklore.
They were arguably two of their generation’s best midfielders, the trajectories of their careers and similar playing styles meaning they were forever compared.
Frank Lampard made 648 appearances for Chelsea with 211 Goals in 13 Seasons. Won 3 Premier League titles, 1 UEFA Champions League, 4 FA Cups, 1 UEFA Europa League and 2 League Cups.
Steven Gerrard made 504 appearances for Liverpool with 120 goals in 17 Seasons. Won 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 FA Community Shield and 1 UEFA Super Cup.
Lampard in his most prolific season, 2009-10, scored 22 goals in 36 games as he claimed the third of three Premier League winner’s medals with Chelsea. He had previously won the title in 2004-05 and 2005-06.
The closest Gerrard’s Liverpool came to a league title was the season of his infamous ‘slip’ against Chelsea in 2013-14. That season, he weighed in with 13 goals and 13 assists from midfield.
They once said…
Lampard on Gerrard: “There were many a night I can recall Stevie driving from midfield at Anfield and I tried to reverse that at Chelsea and be our driving force.
“There’s a huge respect we both have for each other. We get on very well, particularly in our latter years. It’s nice to come up against Stevie.”
Gerrard on Lampard: “When that whistle goes and for 90 minutes when we are competing against each other it is war. We fight against each other, we always have. And when it’s over there is a mutual respect there.
“I’m a huge fan of Frank. He’s a phenomenal goalscorer from midfield. I play in the same position myself so I understand how difficult that is.
Question: Frank Lampard v Steven Gerrard, Who do you think was better?
By Okafor Ekene Chris