Former England midfielders Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard were back in tandem as they shared the PFA Merit award on Sunday.
The veteran pair will leave the Premier League for Major League Soccer in the summer, having left an indelible mark on English football.
Both Gerrard and Lampard were mainstays of England’s much-heralded ‘golden generation’ and collected 220 caps between them.
Questions were often asked of their suitability as partners in central midfield, with both being attack-minded players, but each man’s individual ability was never in doubt.
Liverpool skipper Gerrard was pleased to join his former international colleague in accepting the award.