The Reds legend returned to his old club as he took his Aston Villa side to Anfield on Saturday afternoon, and he was well received from the home fans
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Liverpool fans gave Steven Gerrard a hero’s welcome as he returns to Anfield with his Aston Villa team.
Former Reds captain Gerrard got his first start at Anfield when Villa took over from Jurgen Klopp, and the support for the former England midfielder is clear.
After Villa’s side stepped onto the pitch for a muted reception, Gerrard then emerged from the Anfield tunnel to thundering applause.
Liverpool However, the majority of fans resisted the urge to sing Gerrard’s name, instead shouting ‘Liverpool’ when they made it clear that their focus was on their team and not the old hero. their.
Speaking before the game, Gerrard insist that he will not let the opportunity come his way.
Gerrard said: “If I’m on the bus going back up the M6 towards Birmingham and I’m not the most famous person at Anfield, so be it.
“To be loud is to get people excited, for me it’s about preparing the team in the best way I can to try and get a positive result for Aston Villa,” Gerrard said of his return to Anfield.
“Everybody in that stadium would know me well enough to know what kind of person I am and what I came to Anfield for.
“I’m going back to the club I’ve been with for many years and it brings a smile to my face for a couple of reasons.
“One, I have a good relationship with a lot of people at the club. I had a great time there, a really good journey, I’m a local guy.
“It’s the team I supported growing up and I will always support that team.
“But at the same time it brought a smile to my face because I had the chance to go there and compete with a good team and a good manager and try to win the game. That’s the focus. my only.”
Red Devils coach Klopp says he feels It is inevitable that Gerrard will manage Liverpool at some point.
Klopp said: “Yes, I think so.
“The only problem is when is the right time for that? We saw it with Frank [Lampard] in Chelsea. He [Gerrard] is doing very well but is still very young from a manager’s point of view.
“When is the right time to take the manager’s job? Not because he can’t do it, but how long you want to do it? Is that the last job you want to do? ?Second job?Those are the questions I can’t answer.
“But yes, I think it’s bound to happen – and that’s good for everyone.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/steven-gerrard-liverpool-villa-anfield-25672756 Liverpool fans welcome Steven Gerrard back to Anfield with a clear message