By 90Min
November 22, 2017

One Liverpool fan has taken to Twitter to demonstrate why Liverpool great Steven Gerrard was better at the age of 24 then Manchester Untied star Paul Pogba.

Pogba has had a good season so far this term despite suffering a thigh injury in September that ruled him out for around two months. He's appeared seven times for the Manchester club and scoring three times this campaign.

His latest goal came on his impressive injury comeback at the weekend, when he helped Man Utd beat Newcastle 4-1 at home with a goal and assist. It was a victory that helped them keep some pressure on leaders Manchester City in the Premier League. 

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But after the game an interesting comment was made by Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez about Pogba in relation to his former player Steven Gerrard. Benitez, who managed the Liverpool star between 2004 and 2010, believes that Pogba is not currently on the level of the former England international. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, the 57-year-old said: "No, they're different. Stevie was a top-class player for so many years. He was very consistent and could make the difference in every game, with or without the ball.


"He was a top-class player. Pogba is a great player, but he still has to be consistent for years like Stevie was for 10 or 15 years."

One Manchester Untied supporter then continued the debate on Twitter after questioning Benitez's comment by saying that Pogba is miles ahead of Gerrard at 24.

That caused one Liverpool fan to respond by identifying the key differences that actually make Gerrard the better player at 24, pointing towards his captaincy and Champions League victory in 2005 compared to Pogba's league finish with United last year and the price of their entire team. 

The former Liverpool captain inspired the Reds to complete a dramatic comeback in the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan. From 3-0 down they recovered to 3-3 before eventually winning it on penalties. 

In Pogba's defence, he did nearly win the Champions League as well in his time with Juventus, though they lost in the 2015 final to Barcelona. But no matter what arguments you put forward for either player, it still seems as though this debate will continue.

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