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Steven Gerrard makes first comments after Aston Villa sacking

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By Martin Graham | 23rd Oct 2022

Following the sacking of Steven Gerrard by Aston Villa, the Liverpool legend spoke for the first time on Thursday. The Englishman thanked the club for their support and wished them well for the future.

When Aston Villa signed Steven Gerrard, he was heralded as a breath of fresh air and even said to be the heir to Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. The former Rangers manager had a decent 2021/22 season with Aston Villa, but it has unravelled for him this term.

Aston Villa has only two wins this season. The poor results leave the midland club in 17th position. Villa is on the same number of points as 18th-placed Wolves and a point above Leicester City.

The club has struggled for form and consistency, losing six of their 11 Premier League games.

Hovering just above the relegation zone is not what the club envisaged this term. Aston Villa finished a decent 14th last and was to improve their performance this term. Things have not exactly gone to script, and the club decided to take a stand on the current situation at the club. Following deliberations, Aston Villa had to part ways with Steven Gerrard. For the first time since he lost his job, Gerrard has aired his feelings.

Gerrard speaks on his sack
Following the recent sacking of Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool midfielder has released a statement concerning the issue. The former Liverpool captain, who replaced Dean Smith in November, spoke for the first time on Thursday.

Aston Villa confirmed the sacking of the former Rangers manager after a painful 3-0 defeat to Fulham, leaving the Villans in a precarious position on the table.

Aston Villa made massive investments in the team and expected a commensurate return in performance, but it has gone to script for them.

In the statement, Gerrard appreciated the fans and said it was regrettable that things didn’t work out in the end. He concluded by saying he owed them a debt of gratitude for the way they welcomed him to their club. He also appreciated the push given to the team in difficult times.

Statement by the club

With things going south for the west midland club, they had no choice but to part ways with Steven Gerrard. The results were not coming, and the defeat to the newly promoted Fulham was a pill too bitter to swallow. It was a tough decision to make.

Gerrard will not be in the dugout when Aston Villa plays against Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement by the club, it confirmed that Head Coach Steven Gerrard left the club with immediate effect.

According to Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa have a peculiar history. He said he wanted to bring back those memorable achievements, but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

He signed off by wishing everyone at the club all the best for the future.

Martin Graham is an MFF sports writer

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