Tottenham Hotspur star Dedle Alli admits former England midfielder general Steven Gerrard was his idol when he was growing up.
It must have been music to Dele Alli ‘s ears when Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard sang his praises earlier this campaign.
He told FourFourTwo: “Steven Gerrard was someone I looked up to massively. I’d always try to copy him, right down to the boots he was wearing. It was his attitude on the pitch that stood out – you could really see how much he hated losing.
“The moment that stands out is the goal against West Ham in the FA Cup final. It was a great moment in a huge game, and a great finish too. It’s one of the first goals I remember seeing.
“I had a picture with him when I was younger, but I’ve never spoken to him. I think he’d probably be the only person that would make me a bit star-struck!”