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Last Updated: Monday, 29 October 2007, 00:10 GMT
Gerrard hails fantastic Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas scored and hit the post at Anfield
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas can achieve anything in the game after his awesome display in the 1-1 draw at Anfield.

Fabregas, 20, scored his 10th goal of the season to return Arsenal to the top of the Premier League on Sunday.

And Gerrard, who also scored in the absorbing encounter, said the Spaniard was playing at a fantastic level.

"The world is his oyster. He can go on to be one of the best in the world, there is no doubt about that," he said.

"So far this season he is having a fantastic time. If he keeps working hard at his game and stays as dedicated as he has been so far, he can achieve anything."

Fabregas's goal was typical of the player, and Arsenal, this season when he made a late run to latch onto a Alex Hleb through ball to toe-poke past Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina.

The midfielder also came close to winning the game for the Gunners when he hit a post with a curling shot from outside the penalty area.

There is a long way to go, but we have the talent to fight right at the top of the championship

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The game was an intriguing battle between the two - who were named as the star players by users of the BBC Sport website player rater.

Gerrard and Fabregas were the only two players scoring over eight out of 10, with the Spaniard just ahead of the Englishman.

The Arsenal star said Gerrard inspired him.

"I would love to have (Gerrard) in my team," he said. "He is the player who four or five years ago when I was in my house I was looking up to him.

"And now I have the chance to play against him, which is fantastic for me to keep learning, because he is one of the best midfielders in the world."

Arsenal's performance proved they can challenge for the title according to manager Arsene Wenger.

"I have always been very confident of what we could achieve this season," he said.

"I said it before the season started and now we have convinced a few more people.

"There is a long way to go, but we have the talent to fight right at the top of the championship."

Arsenal's next Premier League game will see them play Manchester United at the Emirates on Saturday.

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