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Go on – Steven Gerrard determined to fulfill Aston Villa’s ambitions

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard confident the club can meet his lofty ambitions after admitting his return to Anfield has shown him the gap he has to close.

0-1 loss first Liverpool courtesy of a Mohamed Salah The penalty kick in the 67th minute, doesn’t tell the whole story as Gerrard’s side barely had a chance until the final 15 minutes.

He accepts that he has to get his game plan under control to minimize the risk of them becoming one of many teams getting hammered when they show up at Anfield, but that only prompts him to consider doing so. How can he turn his 12th place team into a team. are challenging near the top of the table.

“Of course I want the players and the people at the club to be as ambitious as I am,” said Gerrard, who suffered his second defeat in five games since taking over from sacked Dean Smith.

“I’m not saying my ambitions are different from theirs, we have a lot of ambitious players at the club, a lot of ambitious coaches who are above us: the board of directors. and the owners are all ambitious.

“But what we’re not going to do is…we’re not going to tackle anything but try to improve, try to grow.

“Obviously it’s still early days, but we’ve seen enough to believe we can take this club forward, finish the season on a positive note and then obviously recruit, construction and addition.

“Forward. There is nothing wrong with being as ambitious as possible and I will never stop doing it.”

Gerrard accepts that there is a lot of improvement that needs to be made, especially in defence, where they have kept only one clean sheet in their last 10 games.

However, he was encouraged by the way they kept Premier The League’s top scorer flew for more than an hour.

“From a defensive point of view and the way we defended our penalty area and everyone really put their bodies first and put their maximum focus on the team, that’s a really powerful positivity.” he added.

“I think we kept Liverpool under control for most of this game and it was a really difficult task, but I believe we can still hold the ball better, I think we can hold the ball in more time and hopefully that time passed by us can become a threat to more parts of the game.

“But you also have to appreciate and understand that Liverpool are arguably one of the strongest teams in Europe, they’ve been together for a long time and they’re really flying at the moment.

“We have to balance the right not to be too harsh when Man City (they lost 2-1 at the beginning of the month) and Liverpool are just dominating us.

“Of course we don’t want to accept that and still feel disappointed but the reality is that we have to try to steal something from those games, while facing the majority of other teams across the league. fight.”

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