Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has been quoted as saying by The Daily Record that he sees it tough to play against Celtic captain Scott Brown.

The ex-Reds star faced Brown when England beat Scotland 3-2 in 2013. The Daily Record quotes Gerrard as saying:

“There’s all different ways to be tough as a footballer.

“I think some of the ones that look tough and bounce around the football pitch acting tough are probably the ones that are not.

“I think where this comes from is Scott Brown. I’ve played against Scott Brown and he’s a tough competitor, a really good player.”

Brown is one of the best midfielders in Scotland and is a key figure in the current Celtic team.

The Scotland international is one of the best midfielder in the Scottish Premiership and is a key figure in the Celtic’s lineup.

Brown may now be 32 years of age, but the midfielder remains as combative and competitive to play against as ever. The former Hibs star has spent his entire professional football career in Scotland, and and detractors of Brown will point to that.

However, that should not underrate the quality Brown possess, as evidenced in his performances in the Scottish Premiership and the Champions League over the years. Brown, a dynamic, driving midfielder, is widely considered the most exciting young player in Scotland and made his first start for the senior national team against Italy in March, 2007.

Since he joined Celtic from Hib in a then world record fee was a blow to Celtic’s rivals, Rangers, who were widely tipped to capture the Dunfermline-born player after his teammate and friend Kevin Thomson moved to Ibrox in January for £2m.

Brown with Celtic so far, has was the league title seven times, the Scottish Cup thrice and the Scottish League Cup on four occasions.