Steven Gerrard ruins Michael Owen with savage Man Utd dig after Liverpool question | Football | Sport

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Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard fired a hilarious dig at Michael Owen after a question on his return to Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side emerged victorious when Liverpool played Villa on Saturday afternoon, with Gerrard given a warm welcome back to the ground he called home for 17 years. 

Klopp was full of compliments for the club legend before and after the game, amid rumours that Gerrard could one day take over at Anfield. 

But it was business as usual from the first whistle to the last, and it took a Mohamed Salah penalty to secure a narrow 1-0 victory for the hosts.

As a one-club man when it comes to English football, Gerrard was given a hero’s welcome on Merseyside, something Owen was not able to relate to despite his own fruitful stint with the Reds. 

The Chester-born striker scored well over 100 Premier League goals for Liverpool, but later admitted that returning to Anfield as a member of the opposition was not a pleasant experience.

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He has since been booed multiple times upon returning to Anfield, something he has described as ‘torture‘ after making his name with the Reds.

Gerrard then followed up the comedic dig at his former team-mate with a genuine response to the question, stating: “It is what it is, I’m on a journey.

“I’m privileged and honoured to take this position, it’s a fantastic club.

“It’s still early days, we’re still trying to evolve the team and improve and get a lot of information across to the players.

“I’ll always be a Liverpool fan, that’s a fact but my priorities are obviously Aston Villa and trying to improve this team and move us up the table.”

With climbing the table in mind, Gerrard’s early days in the West Midlands have been a resounding success. 

Having been in the dugout for five games, the former England captain has overseen three victories, with the only two defeats coming against Liverpool and Manchester City

Although Gerrard himself is reluctant to discuss rumours that he will one day succeed Klopp at Liverpool, his early showings as Villa boss will do little to see the links die down. 

“It’s still early days, we’re still trying to evolve the team and improve and get a lot of information across to the players,” he added.

“I’ll always be a Liverpool fan, that’s a fact but my priorities are obviously Aston Villa and trying to improve this team and move us up the table.”





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