Steven Gerrard believes that former Red Danny Murphy was “underrated” as a player during his time at the club.

Gerrard stated that the other teams weren’t too worried about Murphy when he walked out onto the pitch.

Gerrard told former Manchester United defender Gary Neville the following on Soccerbox, which was broadcasted on Optus Sport (9:21): “He was underrated for us Danny Murphy.

“Because he could play different positions and had good quality about him. Teams didn’t really worry about him.”

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23 Dec 2000: Danny Murphy of Liverpool in action during the FA Carling Premiership match against Arsenal played at Anfield, in Liverpool, England. Liverpool won the match 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport

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ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT

Murphy had a very solid career at Liverpool. The midfielder made 249 appearances for the club. He scored 44 goals and registered 30 assists in those particular matches.

I remember Murphy for some of the big goals that he scored for Liverpool, especially against Manchester United. Murphy scored three winning goals against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

What is evident in regards to those particular goals was that they were all different. It didn’t matter if it were from a free-kick, open play or from the penalty spot, Murphy found a way.

That simply backs up Gerrard’s comments about Murphy possessing quality. Gerrard might actually have a point regarding Murphy being “underrated”.

Despite Murphy having a really solid career for the Reds, he is not a player that the Anfield faithful mention too often.

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