Frank Lampard is better than Steven Gerrard?
Let's compare them both:
Lampard has scored 226 goals in total through out his club carrer.
Gerrard has scored 149 through out his club carrer.
Lampard has scored 23 International goals for England.
Gerrard has scored 19 International goals for England.
Lampard has assisted 89 goals in the premier league
Gerrard has assisted 76 goals in the premier league
Lampard has won 4 FA Cups.
Gerrard has won 2 FA Cups.
Lampard has won 3 Premier leagues.
Gerrard has won 0 premier leagues.
Lampard won England player of the year 2 times.
Gerrard has won England player of the year 1 time.
Lampard has won 1 Champions Leagues
Gerrard has won 1 Champions League.
So Look at that! statistics say Frank Lampard is superior to Steven Gerrard. Not one statistic does Gerrard beat Lampard in.
I know it isn't fair to judge just on statistics, but I think they definately have to be looked at and taken into consideration.
People might say that it isn't all about scoring goals and because Lampard is a better goal scorer doesnt make him the better player. Well the records also show that he is a better play-maker since he has also assisted more goals and thats what midfielders like Gerrard and Lampard are in the team to do- to assist and to score.
The argument that Steven Gerrard is a better player because he is a bigger part of the team doesn't make much sense considering Lampard has been a huge part of Chelseas success since 2005.
Also the argument that because Gerrard is a captain makes him better also makes no sense, because since when did being a captain make you a better player. Are you telling me that Patrice Evra (for Man United) is better than Lionel Messi for Barcelona because Messi isn't a captain?
Another weak argument Liverpool fans has is that Lampard has had a better carrer because he has been surrounded playing along side far better players at Chelsea compared to the players Gerrard played along side at Liverpool- That's a weak argument considering Gerrard has played along side great players also that have cost a load of money. For example, Xabi Alonso is argubely better than any midfielder Lampard has played along side. This argument can also be debunked by looking at both players international statistics- Lampard has been more succesful playing for England than Gerrard while they have been playing in the same team surrounded by the same players.
So I think I have backed up very well on why Lampard is a better player than Gerrard, to those who are going to say Gerrard is better, well Why? I think you're going to have to put up a good argument.