Former England captains David Beckham and Steven Gerrard, who played for Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, were inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
spent 17 years at Liverpool - including 12 as captain - during which time he scored 120 goals and provided a further 92 assists in 504 Premier League appearances.
Speaking following Gerrard's induction, former England manager
paid tribute to him, saying:
"You could play Steven in many, many positions and he'd be the best player on the team.
"He was a wonderful player - had everything. You wouldn't want to play against him, you wouldn't want to have to mark him."
is the third Manchester United player inducted this week, joining former teammates Roy Keane and Eric Cantona.
He scored 62 goals and registered 80 assists in 265 appearances for the Red Devils.
Fellow Hall of Fame inductee Frank Lampard, who played with Beckham for England, said:
"David Beckham, as a player, was top class.
"He was the top free-kick taker in the world during his career. From a Premier League stand, we never saw the like of him during his career.
"He was also a statesman, very well thought of in England and I think his legacy all round is very well respected throughout the game."