Steven Gerrard commented on his return to Anfield ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Liverpool in the English top-flight.
After replacing Dean Smith to become the head coach of Aston Villa, Steven Gerrard has been making headlines over his return to Liverpool one day.
Of course, that moment has arrived as the Reds will welcome their former captain on Saturday in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp has already talked about Gerrard’s return to Anfield, and there cannot be more excitement amongst the fans.
Even though Gerrard is expected to take the Liverpool job in the near future, what matters to him is the wellbeing of Villa. That being said, he has expressed great jubilation ahead of his emotional return to his local club.
Gerrard told BBC: “If I’m on the bus heading back down the M6 towards Birmingham and I’m not the most popular at Anfield, so be it. The noise is for other people to get excited about. For me, it’s about preparing the team in the best way I can to try and get a positive result for Aston Villa.”
“Everyone in that stadium will know me well enough to know what I’m about. And what I’m going to Anfield for.”
“I’m going back to a club where I spent many years. And it brings a smile to my face for a couple of reasons. One, I’ve got a good relationship with a lot of people at the club. I had a fantastic time there, a really good journey, I’m a local boy.”
“It was the team I supported growing up and I will always support that team. But at the same time, it brings a smile to my face because I’ve got the opportunity to go there. And compete against a good team and a good manager and try to win the game. That’s my only focus.”