Steven Gerrard on Premier League star: “He’s a unique midfielder”

Premier League and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has labelled Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele as a “unique midfielder”.

The Belgian was outstanding against Juventus on Wednesday, despite being unable to swing the result in his side’s favor.

Following a very slow start to the season, the 30-year-old has begun to hit top form for Spurs and is now a pivotal player for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“He’s a unique midfielder”

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 20: Mousa Dembele of Tottenham Hotspur controls the ball while under pressure from Willian of Chelsea and Tiemoue Bakayoko of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The former Liverpool man believes that Dembele can embarrass you at any point – such is his combination of skill and strength.

Gerrard said:

“He’s a unique midfielder because normally midfielders they try and combine around you with a one-two and then the’ll run.”

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“But he can embarrass you by skill and no footballer likes that whether you’re a defender or a midfielder.”

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Full-Time: Tottenham (3) 1-2 (4) Juventus

Juventus showed every ounce of their European pedigree to overturn Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 tie in the space of just five minutes.

Goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala cancelled out Heung-min Son’s first-half strike bringing to an end Tottenham’s Champions League dream.

For an hour, Massimiliano Allegri’s side were under the cosh from Spurs, but following a few tactical tinkers by the manager, Juve were able to change the complexity taking full hold of the tie.