Speaking to France Football, Houllier had nothing but good things to say about Beckham, who could be on the verge of a move to Paris St. Germain. Houllier enthused:
“He is a decisive player and very strong mentally. Whether it's the final pass, a free kick or a corner, He always delivers in the important matches
"For example, in the final of the Champions League in 1999 or in the match against Greece in 2001, but there were many others examples of this.
“He is somebody who is very effective in the centre; he has a great range of passing and is particularly good with diagonal, cross-field balls.
"When it comes to passing technique, and accuracy, precision and timing of passes, he is the best I've ever seen."
I would argue that Steven Gerrard is just as good as - if not better than - Beckham when it comes to passing technique and range.
Given the fact Houllier managed Gerrard for years, I can't believe he genuinely thinks that Beckham is the 'best he's ever seen'.