Gerrard is preparing for games against Fulham, at Craven Cottage on Thursday night, and Brentford, at Villa Park on Sunday, might be sacked.
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Steven George Gerrard MBE is an English professional football manager and former player, who manages Premier League club Aston Villa.
|Full name||Steven George Gerrard|
|Date of birth||30 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Whiston, Merseyside, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
Described by pundits and fellow professionals as one of his generation’s greatest players, Gerrard spent the majority of his playing career as a central midfielder for Liverpool and the England national team, captaining both.
Despite success in cup competitions, he never won the Premier League. Gerrard won 114 England caps between 2000 and 2014, captaining the team 38 times and scoring 21 goals.
Steven Gerrard sacked
Tuesday’s Paper Round is basically a managers’ special, and leads on the prospect of Aston Villa wanting to replace Steven Gerrard with Mauricio Pochettino, if the former is unable to reverse the club’s current slump.
There’s also talk of a Brentford renewal (again), a new name in the hat for the Wolves job, and a Manchester United legend is close to taking charge of Middlesbrough.
Aston Villa will attempt to lure Mauricio Pochettino to Villa Park if the club decide to part ways with Steven Gerrard in the coming weeks, the Telegraph reports.
Villa are 16th in the Premier League table, one point above the relegation zone, after picking up just two wins in their opening 10 league games.
They face Fulham away on Thursday and Brentford at home on Sunday, two matches which could decide Gerrard’s fate, and if the former Rangers boss is dismissed then Villa will have an ambitious top target in Pochettino, the ex-Tottenham manager who left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.
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Under-pressure Steven Gerrard should be ‘cut some slack’ because Aston Villa’s performance against Chelsea was positive, according to Graeme Souness.
Speculation is growing that Gerrard could be sacked following a run of just one win in Villa’s last seven games which has left them 16th in the Premier League and just one point above the relegation zone.
Reports on Monday night suggested the Villa hierarchy are lining up former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino as a possible replacement for Gerrard.
They were much improved on the previous Monday’s 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.
Souness said on talkSPORT: ‘Go back a week when they were at Forest, it was a pretty miserable performance.
‘They’re in a difficult moment but if you’re a supporter looking at Villa at the weekend, you’re thinking: “Our guys can actually play, we can take the big guys on and be better than them.”
Gerrard’s has been an extraordinary career in Liverpool Red. And he has made his No. 8 one of the most famous, not just in Liverpool history, but in world football history.
Steven Gerrard Numbers
- 8 : Liverpool F.C. / Midfielder
- 4 : England national football team / Midfielder
- 8 : LA Galaxy / Midfielder
The wearer of No. 28 when he burst onto the scene, of No. 17 when he entered stardom and took over the Liverpool captaincy, of No. 8 when he hoisted the European Cup, Gerrard has become synonymous with Liverpool in his time at Anfield.
The energy was already in abundance with No. 28. The piledrivers came with No. 17. The game-winning moments increased even more in No. 8.
Gerrard’s has been an extraordinary career in Liverpool Red.
When we look at world football history, there have been shirt numbers so iconic that they just “belong” to their most famous wearers.
In the 18 seasons that have passed since this rule, we have seen plenty of iconic Liverpool shirt numbers.