Joe Cole says that Steven Gerrrard deserves to win the Premier League for his achievements in his Liverpool career. The former Chelsea player joined the Reds this summer on a free transfer after constant speculation linking him with moves to Arsenal and Tottenham.

The 28-year-old, who scored his first goal for the Reds during a 4-1 win against Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League this week, believes that Gerrard excels in his role for Liverpool.

“He’s a tremendous player. I’ve known Steven since I was 17 or 18 and I obviously trained and played with him for England for 10 years so I know what he’s all about, but when you see him in a Liverpool shirt he’s even better,” Cole told talkSPORT.

“He’s a fantastic player and if he plays well the team plays well and it’s up to me now to assist him and try and help the club move on. A player like him deserves to win the Championship, I know that’s what he wants over the next four to five years at the club.”