The eternal debate of whether Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard can work together will spill into the commentary box next season – and the men themselves have jokingly stirred the pot.
The midfield pair won a combined 220 England caps but the question of whether their naturally attacking styles were suitable alongside each other was never far away and was often cited as a reason for the Three Lions’ lack of success.
They will be back alongside each other as pundits next season, after BT Sport announced former Chelsea man Lampard would be joining a panel of experts – already featuring Gerrard – for the new season.
“Great signing for our team, wonder if we can work together because we couldn’t play together could we?” Gerrard wrote tongue-in-cheek on his Instagram.
Jamie Carragher replied suggesting it would force Paul Scholes – another of BT Sport’s pundits – into retirement, referencing his premature exit from the international scene amid debate over Gerrard and Lampard.
And Lampard rounded off the jovial exchange with: “Yeah let’s not bring that question up again. Look forward to working with you @stevengerrard. Let’s try not to talk over each other. You go I sit, I sit you go.”