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Lampard has come up against some of the world’s best during his successful career but it was a player very close to him who he considers his most formidable opponent.
The 39-year-old admitted that Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira were untouchable during their time with Manchester United and Arsenal respectively.
However, despite competition from those two midfield stars, Lampard still insists Liverpool great Steven Gerrard was the opponent he rates the highest.
Asked to name his toughest opponent by COPA90,he said: “Steven Gerrard… It’s a tough one, I played against so many great players.
“I remember Roy Keane and Patrick Viera, they were untouchable and they would sort of bully me on the pitch, in a good way. I felt in awe of them on the pitch.
“Roy Keane would just say “get off” and keep you over there while he played his own game.
“When that era finished, Gerrard, Scholesy, Yaya Toure came through.
“But I’ll say Gerrard [as his toughest opponent] for the consistency over the years, when he was on it he had everything.”