‘I don’t like losing’: Steven Gerrard determined to steady ship at Villa

Gerrard hopes to finish a run of 4 straight defeats when he faces Leicester and his former supervisor Brendan Rodgers

The final time Steven Gerrard needed to swallow 4 successive defeats was eight years in the past, a time when he was nonetheless enjoying, patrolling the Liverpool midfield, dovetailing with Philippe Coutinho and his supervisor was Brendan Rodgers. That very same autumn, an Aston Villa workforce led by Paul Lambert that includes Philippe Senderos, Carlos Sánchez and Kieran Richardson had simply misplaced six Premier League video games on the spin. On Saturday Coutinho will likely be on the pitch at Leicester’s King Energy Stadium, the place Gerrard will share the touchline with Rodgers as his Villa facet search to reverse a slide that has hampered their hopes of a top-half end.

A fifth straight league loss would characterize uncharted territory for Gerrard, whose Rangers facet gained the Scottish Premiership title unbeaten final yr. He’s sensible sufficient to acknowledge that stress and stick from pundits might be “in the post”. The apparent caveat is that Villa’s defeats got here towards golf equipment chasing European soccer (West Ham, Arsenal, Wolves and Tottenham). Gerrard recognises that such context softens the main focus considerably, however given that may be a stage to which they want to return, the way in which they’ve slipped to fifteenth, eight factors above the relegation zone, doesn’t sit properly. “Whether it be out there now if we were playing you lot [the media] in an eight v eight game, I don’t like losing,” says Gerrard, wanting in direction of the coaching pavilion at Bodymoor Heath.

Continue reading…Gerrard hopes to finish a run of 4 straight defeats when he faces Leicester and his former supervisor Brendan RodgersThe final time Steven Gerrard needed to swallow 4 successive defeats was eight years in the past, a time when he was nonetheless enjoying, patrolling the Liverpool midfield, dovetailing with Philippe Coutinho and his supervisor was Brendan Rodgers. That very same autumn, an Aston Villa workforce led by Paul Lambert that includes Philippe Senderos, Carlos Sánchez and Kieran Richardson had simply misplaced six Premier League video games on the spin. On Saturday Coutinho will likely be on the pitch at Leicester’s King Energy Stadium, the place Gerrard will share the touchline with Rodgers as his Villa facet search to reverse a slide that has hampered their hopes of a top-half end.A fifth straight league loss would characterize uncharted territory for Gerrard, whose Rangers facet gained the Scottish Premiership title unbeaten final yr. He’s sensible sufficient to acknowledge that stress and stick from pundits might be “in the post”. The apparent caveat is that Villa’s defeats got here towards golf equipment chasing European soccer (West Ham, Arsenal, Wolves and Tottenham). Gerrard recognises that such context softens the main focus considerably, however given that may be a stage to which they want to return, the way in which they’ve slipped to fifteenth, eight factors above the relegation zone, doesn’t sit properly. “Whether it be out there now if we were playing you lot [the media] in an eight v eight game, I don’t like losing,” says Gerrard, wanting in direction of the coaching pavilion at Bodymoor Heath. Proceed studying…Soccer | The Guardian

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