Roy Evans has hit back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s claims that Steven Gerrard should quit Liverpool - insisting he can’t understand why the midfielder would want to go anywhere else.
The PSG striker said on Tuesday that Gerrard, who is set to win his 100th England cap in the friendly against Sweden, should have left the Reds to join a ‘big international team’.
But former Anfield boss Evans claims the 32-year-old is already a living legend at Liverpool.
“Zlatan Ibrahimovic is trying to make out Steven Gerrard’s never won a trophy at Liverpool,” Evans told Keys and Gray. “He’s won the Champions League and FA cups, while the Premier League has eluded us unfortunately. Why would he want to go anywhere else?
“If he felt there was a challenge somewhere then maybe [he’d leave] and people wouldn’t think of him as a traitor for Liverpool, he’s been great for us. I can’t see him moving though, I’d be very surprised.
“I don’t like to call people legends before they’ve finished playing but Steve Gerrard has become a living legend during his playing days at Liverpool.”