Mon. May 16th, 2022

Nwosu Chizoba David

Aston Villa manager continued with a 2-1 victory over a Leicester City side managed by his former boss Brendan Rodgers.

Ezri Konsa scored twice as Villa came from behind to claim victory and move above Midlands rivals Leicester into 10th in the Premier League table.

It means Gerrard has now taken nine points from a possible 12 since taking over at Villa Park from the sacked Dean Smith.

And it leaves his side in upbeat mood going into next Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, the club where the 41-year-old made 710 appearances and scored 186 goals during his playing career.

When asked by Sky Sports after the win over Leicester whether he has any sentimental thoughts about returning to Anfield, Gerrard said: “None, none at all.

On players performance against Aston Villa, Gerrard said he is pleased with their performance and will put the necessary things in place for the challenges ahead.

“I thought we were outstanding in the second half, much better. We were passive in the first half. Leicester were good, they caused us problems.

“I’m really pleased with the result but we still need to iron out some issues.

“We need more time on the training pitch to fully understand how we want to play. Can we do it for the full 90 minutes without me having to get on the players’ back at half-time?”

On Jacob Ramsey’s disallowed goal: “I was frustrated at the time, I didn’t think the keeper had it under control. But after the referee explained the rules I understood. That’s on me for not knowing the rules.

“There’s loads of work still to do. It took a few home truths at half-time to sort our issues out, to rejig our shape and a few other things. But all you can ask of your players is to perform, we did that.”

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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