Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard were honoured with the PFA merit award on Sunday evening, and their place in England’s pantheon of greats is assured.
But where do they stand among the finest Three Lions central midfielders of all time?
While Gerrard and Lampard had to share the award, here are six England greats who would surely have won it outright!
This list contains World Cup winners, inspirational captains and world-class playmakers—all of whom we believe could be considered better than the soon-to-be MLS pair.
Comment below and let us know whether you agree or disagree with our selection.