Gerrard Wants Messi-Ronaldo Rivalry Renewed In Saudi Pro League

Al-Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard has called on Lionel Messi to join Cristiano Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League for one last battle.

Jul 8, 2024 - 17:01
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Gerrard Wants Messi-Ronaldo Rivalry Renewed In Saudi Pro League

Two of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen have left mainstream Europe since 2023, with Ronaldo now with Al Nassr and Messi at Major League Soccer side Inter Miami.

During their respective days at Real Madrid and Barcelona, the pair delivered elite performances of the highest quality, much to the enjoyment of football fans around the world.

Now in the twilight of their careers, Gerrard would love to see them go head-to-head for one last time.

"It would be a dream for me to have Messi at Al-Ettifaq. He is an incredible player and would be a great asset for the club," the former Liverpool captain told MBC Masr 2.

"I know it's difficult for him to move to Saudi Arabia, but there's nothing wrong with dreaming."

Gerrard refused to be drawn on which of the pair was the greatest player of their generation, however, saying: "Both Cristiano and Messi are incredible players with incredible stories in football. 

"Ronaldo is a great individual goalscorer, while Messi is a more complete team player. I can't really choose between them, they are both legends."