Aston Villa boss, Steven Gerrard, has named Jude Bellingham, Kevin De Bruyne, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic in his list of best midfielders in the world.
Gerard, a Liverpool legend, is recognised as one of the best midfielders in the history of the Premier League.
During an interview with former England teammate, Rio Ferdinand, the former England captain said, “Playing now… love Jude Bellingham, absolutely loving him.
“Kevin De Bruyne, without a shadow of a doubt. I’m going to go for attacking players.
“Love Mason Mount, what he’s doing. Kovacic at Chelsea. I’ll go for one No.6… I love Fabinho at Liverpool and I love Rodri.
“If I had to pick one of them, Kevin De Bruyne, for me, is an absolute specialist midfielder.
Gerard further named former Manchester United midfielder, Roy Keane and former Arsenal captain, Patrick Vieira as his toughest opponent during his career.
Adding “Makelele I’d add to that as well.”
Makelele is was a former Chelsea defensive midfielder.