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sport news Aston Villa's Steven Gerrard lauds 'fierce competitor' Frank Lampard ahead of ... trends now

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard lauds 'fierce competitor' Frank Lampard ahead of their first managerial showdown... as Everton manager claims they are 'analysed differently' due to their successful playing careers Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard labels Frank Lampard a 'fierce competitor'  Lampard, 44, says he and Gerrard are analysed differently to other managers  The Everton boss believes their hugely successful playing careers are a factor  They face off as managers for the first time as Everton take on Villa on Saturday 

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Steven Gerrard has praised opposite number Frank Lampard's competitive nature ahead of their first managerial showdown on Saturday. 

Gerrard's Aston Villa take on Lampard's Everton at 12.30pm on Saturday at Villa Park, and the former Liverpool captain has lauded the ex-Chelsea midfielder as a 'fierce competitor'.

Having now both found success as managers, the pair were widely regarded as two of the best midfielders in the world throughout their playing careers, and perhaps two of the finest talents England has ever produced. 

Steven Gerrard labelled Frank Lampard a 'fierce competitor' ahead of their first managerial showdown on Saturday afternoon

Gerrard and Lampard played against each other for Liverpool and Chelsea from 2001-2014

Gerrard and Lampard played against each other for Liverpool and Chelsea from 2001-2014

Lampard believes he and Gerrard are analysed differently as managers due to their illustrious playing careers

Speaking in their respective pre-match press conferences, both were full of praise for their counterpart, Lampard lauding his opponent's

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