Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gerrard Wishes New Star Nemanja Was on Merseyside

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gerrard Wishes New Star Nemanja Was on Merseyside

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LIVERPOOL legend Steven Gerrard isn't known for his effusive praise of United but he could hardly contain his admiration for Nemanja Matic after his match-winning Premier League debut.

The 29-year-old joined United from Chelsea for £35m this summer and his transfer fee is already looking like a bargain after he helped his new team to a 4-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Gerrard, one of the finest midfielders of his generation, had plenty of positive things to say about his impressive performance despite his Liverpool allegiance.

Speaking to BT Sport , Gerrard admitted he would love to see him at Anfield, adding: "Right now, I think looking at them from the weekend, Matic is a very good player.

"We haven't got a natural, sitting, holding midfielder at the moment. …

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