VILLA UNBEATEN RUN ENDED BY LIVERPOOL

Aston Villa were on a run of three games without defeat before they faced Liverpool at home in a rescheduled Premier League game at Villa Park on Tuesday night. Steven Gerrard and his players were on a poor run of four straight defeats against West Ham United, Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur before the losing run was halted by the goalless draw at Leicester City towards the end of last month.


The draw with Europa Conference League semifinalists Leicester City preceded the two-game winning run recorded ahead of the Liverpool game. Steven Gerrard and his Aston Villa players ended a five-match winless run with the 1-0 home victory over bottom team Norwich City thanks to the first half strike from Ollie Watkins off the assist from fellow striker Danny Ings. Steven Gerrard and his Villa players then made it two straight wins with the impressive 3-1 win at the home of relegation-threatened Burnley. Argentine playmaker Emiliano Buendia scored one goal and assisted another goal during the game in addition to further goals from Ings and Watkins, while Ivorian substitute Maxwel Cornet was responsible for the only goal of the game for hosts Burnley. Read more »

VILLA ON LOSING RUN FOR LEICESTER

Aston Villa are on a losing run in the Premier League ahead of their trip to face Leicester City this weekend. The Foxes play hosts to Steven Gerrard and his Villa players who are on a four-match losing run on the Premier League scene. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is under pressure to end the current poor form that has seen Villa drop to 15th spot on the Premier League log.

Steven Gerrard began his Villa managerial career with four wins from six Premier League games when he replaced the sacked Dean Smith in the role in November, but things have turned upside down for him in recent weeks following the run of four successive league defeats. Aston Villa suffered their heaviest defeat this season after they were hit for four by North London club Tottenham Hotspur without any reply. South Korean attacker Son Heung-Min scored a treble to lead Spurs to a 4-0 away win over Villa for what’s their joint best win of the season alongside the 4-0 away win over Leeds United.
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VILLA DESERVE DEFEAT TO ARSENAL – GERRARD

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard was very frank in his assessment of the Premier League clash between his team and Arsenal as he said that the Gunners completely deserved their win. Speaking at the end of the league encounter which took place at Villa Park last week Saturday, Steven Gerrard told reporters that his team didn’t do enough in the game especially in the first half.


With the home defeat to Champions League football chasers Arsenal, Aston Villa have now lost their last two games on the Premier League scene after winning the previous three. Steven Gerrard saw the run of three straight Premier League wins come to an end with the 2-1 defeat at West Ham United who are also after Champions League football just like fellow London club Arsenal. Read more »

VILLA TURN DOWN LUIZ BID

Aston Villa have reportedly rejected a bid from an unnamed Premier League team for one of their players. Popular media portals such as Marca (Spain), Daily Star (England) confirmed that Villa turned down a £30m bid for the Brazilian midfielder who has played nine times for his country.

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Villa boss Steven Gerrard sees Luiz as an important member of his midfield and he’s keen to hold on to him. Steven Gerrard and other senior Villa officials are keen to hand him a new deal to ward off the interest of the clubs interested in him. One of the teams eyeing a move for Luiz is Arsenal. The midfielder has 18 months left on his contract and Villa might be forced to cash in on him this summer if he does not sign a new contract.
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GERRARD STARTS VILLA CAREER WITH WIN

Steven Gerrard began his Premier League career on an impressive note after his Aston Villa side beat Brighton and Hove Albion at home. Aston Villa scored two late goals to ensure that new manager Steven Gerrard kicked off his era at the club with a win.

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Ex-Liverpool skipper Gerrard became the Aston Villa manager shortly after former manager Dean Smith was sacked on the back of a run of five straight defeats in the Premier League.
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HOWE IN FRAME FOR NEWCASTLE JOB

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is in the frame for the Newcastle United job according to the report via the Daily Record. It was revealed that Howe is one of several managerial options for the new club owners at Newcastle United.


Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was also under consideration as the Magpies try to find a suitable replacement for Steve Bruce. Newcastle United are not prepared to appoint any manager under contract at another club just like what’s obtainable with Steven Gerrard. The Magpies would have loved to appoint Steven Gerrard as their new manager but they don’t want to risk a strained relationship with any other club. Read more »