Rio Ferdinand and Steven Gerrard agree on Mykhaylo Mudryk after Chelsea debut cameo

Liverpool hero Gerrard was in full agreement about the potential the Ukraine international has in his locker and said his performance was reminiscent of former Blues star Arjen Robben, who was known for terrorising defenders with his slick dribbling and pace.

“I would be really excited about the new kid, Mudryk, if I was a Chelsea fan going away,” Gerrard added.

“I thought that was a strong cameo, and if he’s not fit and there’s more to come in that department then I know Chelsea fans will be really excited.

“He looks the real deal, some of his clips today were outstanding. He reminded me a little bit of Arjen Robben here today, his footwork, how quick he is, how he manipulates the ball, I would be very excited if I was Chelsea.”