Gerrard is considered to be one of the best Centre-mids in the world and has been playing at a pro level longer. He is basically a 'GIANT' to the game. Gerrard is also a back-up striker and defender for Liverpool. He is a very versatile player and is very strong in all positions he plays.
Messi is more of a 'rising star of the game'. Apparently Maradona himself named Messi his "successor". Messi is pretty young (21) however the lack of his experience does not decline his performance. He is only known to play on the wing, he is isn't as versitle as Gerrard however is a world-class winger.
ANSWER: There is no write or wrong answer to this, its all on your personal-prefernce. Gerrard would be my pick though.
The answer to this question is very controversial. Steven and Lionel both play different positions, they are rarely seen on the same football field playing each other and they both play in the hardest football leagues. Based on experience and attendance of major cup finals Steven Gerrard would be the best.
The current answer above, is clearly written by a Liverpool fan,
I do not suggest that Messi is better than Gerrard, but lets look at the facts; lets observe the results of the most prestigious individual prizes in football - FIFA World Best Player of the Year and Ballon d'Or.
FIFA World Best Player of the Year 2007:
FIFA World Best Player of the Year 2008:
Ballon d'Or 2007:
Ballon d'Or 2008:
Now let's observe title winning (sorting the titles by importance):Major titles:Champions league:
Copa del Rey / FA Cup
FA Community Shield / Supercopa de España:
In the above answer it says: "Based on experience and attendance of major cup finals Steven Gerrard would be the best."
Attendance of major cup finals;
Many people say Lionel Messi is the best player in the world, so that would put him well ahead of Steven Gerrard.
there are couple who are better then beckham like wanye rooney gerrard but the is just 1 man better then cristiano ronaldo that is LEONEL MESSI
Steven Gerrard or Lionel messi
Steven Gerrard is better than C.Ronaldo.
Messi is better.
Gerrard, Messi, Ronaldo, Rooney, Torres?
gerrard is a liverpool legand suarez is not so it is gerrard
no messi is better than neymar messi has better skills and dribbles better but neymar and messi are bros for life
steven Gerrard by far