"Laurent is still a great player - he is a real reader of the game and his ability to play out of defence is second to none. There are a lot of qualities you can pigeon-hole people with. How they can head the ball, tackle or whatever."
"But when you get a centre-back who can play football the way he can, and turn defending into attacking, then you are talking a special player. Beckenbauer was a legend because of that. Laurent is not a libero as such, but makes himself one because of how he plays as soon as the team gets the ball."