Carragher hails hat-trick hero Gerrard

05 November 2010 10:30
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes captain Steven Gerrard is the best player in the club's history and the most influential of the Premier League era. Gerrard came off the bench with his team trailing 1-0 to Napoli in the Europa League at half-time and produced a 45-minute performance which was head and shoulders above anything else on display. The 30-year-old turned the game around, scoring a hat-trick in the final 15 minutes to put Liverpool on the verge of qualification for the knockout stages. "Stevie is just an unbelievable talent, we all know that," said Carragher. "We have seen him do things like he did time and again during his career. "But he keeps on producing when it matters and, to me, that makes him the best player the club has ever had and the most influential player ever in the Premier League. "You could see the crowd responded to him when he came on in the second half and he lifted everybody's performance."

Source: PA