Aston Villa Boss Gerrard Says He Can’t Fault His Players’ ‘Heart And Commitment’ In Liverpool Loss


Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard praised his players despite a 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Joel Matip canceled out Douglas Luiz’s first goal during the first six minutes of madness.

Sadio Mane’s 22nd goal of the season put the visitors level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard said he could not fault the commitment of his players.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard said he could not fault the commitment of his players.

Gerrard told Sky Sports: “In terms of commitment, heart and application, I couldn’t ask for more and we also showed quality at times.”

Disappointed by the goals we conceded, but we’ll see.” As for what we bring to the game with and without the ball, I couldn’t ask for more.

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‘We want to be bold and ambitious. The other option is to wait and you can still lose that way and regret it more.

Aston Villa opened the scoring in the third minute thanks to the quick reactions of Douglas Luiz

Aston Villa opened the scoring in the third minute thanks to the quick reactions of Douglas Luiz

Joel Matip put Liverpool back in the game by scoring the equalizer in the sixth minute

Joel Matip put Liverpool back in the game by scoring the equalizer in the sixth minute

“We have good players and, if we are calculated, we can hurt the teams, but we have to cut moments and we must be better.” In short, we are disappointed with the goals and frustrated with the result.

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We are much more dangerous with two number nines. Sometimes we had to suffer. You are never going to play Liverpool off the pitch, they are top-level opposition and they have a top-level manager, but for much of the game we were on the rise and showed a lot of ambition. We had a lot of chances and Liverpool were never comfortable.

Aston Villa could still have a say in the title race when they take on Manchester City on the final day.

Sadio Mané scored Liverpool’s winning goal in the 65th minute of the disputed match

Sadio Mané scored Liverpool’s winning goal in the 65th minute of the disputed match

Gerrard added: ‘We will wait and see where we are at the end of the season, but we are determined to try and finish as high as possible. We want to push for the top 10 and it has to be about us. Hopefully we can put ourselves in a good spot by going into town.

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Gerrard also revealed his frustration with referee Jon Moss’s performance after the referee angered both sides at Villa Park.

I hope the referee’s performance will be seen,” he added.

Gerrard refused to explain why he was unhappy, but when told that Moss would retire at the end of the season, he replied: ‘Is he? Well.’

Referee Jon Moss (centre) teased Gerrard for his display during his team’s loss at Villa Park.

Referee Jon Moss (centre) teased Gerrard for his display during his team’s loss at Villa Park.