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18th Oct 2022

Many Aston Villa fans won’t agree with Tim Sherwood’s surprising Steven Gerrard claim

Lee Costello

Steven Gerrard Aston Villa Tim Sherwood

“It’s difficult, it’s a difficult environment.”

Former Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has made a surprising Steven Gerrard claim following his old team’s defeat to Chelsea at the weekend.

Gerrard, who is currently in charge of Villa, has been under increasing pressure, with rumours already circulating that Mauricio Pochettino is set to replace the Liverpool legend.

After losing 2-0 to Chelsea at the weekend, the claret and blue army are currently sitting in 16th place, hovering dangerously above the relegation places.

Steven Gerrard Tim Sherwood Villa

Most of the noise around Villa Park is that the ex-England captain is not the man for the job, and is on borrowed time, but Sherwood believes otherwise. 

“I think he’s the correct man for the job, I really do, and I think it’s too early to talk about him losing his job,” Sherwood told TalkSPORT.

“It’s difficult, it’s a difficult environment, it can be the best environment at Villa Park. The crowd, they get with you, and they call themselves the 12th man up there and they can be.

Steven Gerrard Tim Sherwood Villa

“But you need some brave players when it’s not going your way, to be brave enough to go and get that ball in dangerous areas when the game is not on your side.

“I thought they were good against Chelsea, I really did, they were very unlucky not to take maximum points, Kepa (Arrrizabalaga) was outstanding and they missed chances again.

“Listen, those two games coming up are winnable games, if Stevie wins them next two games, you’re looking at top six.”

Before last weekend’s defeat, Villa were undefeated in four matches, but fans were equally as frustrated to be drawing games against the likes of Nottingham Forrest, who are currently rock bottom.

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