And now Gerrard, who idolised Gazza while growing up, has give his view on the snub.
“I was disappointed with the decision,’ said the Ibrox boss. “I don’t know if you’ve read my autobiography, but from that book it’s clear he was my hero. He was my England hero growing up. I had Johnny Barnes and Ian Rush at Liverpool and Gazza for England.
“The 1990 World Cup was the first one I followed and he was terrific in the competition. He was one of the best players in the world at the time. I bought the shirts, the videos.
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“I was gutted for him and for me it’s the wrong decision, he should be in there. And hopefully one day they see sense and it gets resurrected. I guarantee the people who have decided not to put him in were on the edge of their seat, the edge of their couch, jumping round when he was on TV.
“If they are football people, they would have enjoyed watching Paul Gascoigne and they would appreciate the man as a footballer. He should be in.”