For his first on the bench of Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard had the victory against Brighton (2-0), this Saturday in the Premier League. The Liverpool legend can thank his striker Ollie Watkins and defender Tyrone Mings, who gave him his first win at the Villans.
After a good experience in Scotland on the side of Glasgow Rangers, Steven Gerrard agreed to return to his homeland, England, to train. Not in his club of heart Liverpool, but in Aston Villa who remained on five consecutive defeats in the Premier League. Appointed by the leaders to replace Dean Smith, the former midfielder was opposed this Saturday to Brighton. For his big first, Steven Gerrard managed to break this bad streak by seeing his new team win 2-0 in his stadium. For a long time, the Villans thought they were a draw against the eighth in the championship.
But at the end of the game, team star scorer Ollie Watkins opened the scoring and scored the first goal of the Gerrard era. To ensure the success of Aston Villa, Tyrone Mings took charge a few minutes later to make the break. An ideal first match for the Liverpool legend and the 15th in the Premier League. The next meeting will be against Crystal Palace on November 27.
« I am 100% involved »
Upon his arrival, Steven Gerrard had confided in a press conference his happiness to return to a championship that he knows very well: « The opportunity to return to the Premier League and to be closer to my family are two of the reasons why this position was good for me « .
The Englishman also assured that Aston Villa was not a springboard to hope to bounce back at Liverpool in the more or less near future: « It is very unfair to describe (this post) as a stepping stone, you don’t You will never hear about it like that. I am completely invested and I will give everything in this position to be successful (…) I am 100% involved, as is my staff ”. The adventure begins ideally for the former manager of the Glasgow Rangers.