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Dann: Gerrard Is "One Of The Best"

15 May 2015

Crystal Palace's Player of the Year Scott Dann has admitted he is looking forward to playing his local club, Liverpool, at Anfield on Saturday.

The boyhood Reds fan is keen to put in a good display on Merseyside, during what will be Steven Gerrard's final home game, to help Palace back to winnign ways, following a run of four consecutive losses.

"It will be a good day, it's going to be a good game to play in," said the centre-back, looking ahead to the clash on Saturday.

"The atmosphere should be really good and it's a chance for us to go and test ourselves, because they're going to be on top of their game. It's a chance to put in a good performance against a top team going into next season."

Dann featured in the charity match held at Anfield in March, between a Steven Gerrard eleven and a Jamie Carragher side, having been asked to play due to his personal ties to the club. He revealed that Gerrard had suggested he played in the game, before discussing the Reds' skipper and his contributions to the club over the years, suggesting he is among the greats of the game.

"It was mentioned to me that Steven had asked if I would play," he said. "I think he was looking for some local lads, who are obviously supporters and playing in the Premier League.

"He's probably, in my opinion, one of the best, if not the best, there's been in the Premier League. I think there's a lot said about them not winning the title, but he's won some big trophies and he's done it sometimes by himself. He's carried the club and been a massive player. I think he's been one of the best."

"We're all professionals and I'll be going there wanting to win and get these three points with a good performance. I think it's important because we've lost four on the bounce now, even though we've played well in our last two games, we've come away with no points and I think it's important that we finish the season on a high."

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