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Steven Gerrard expects Philippe Coutinho to ‘go up another level’ at Aston Villa

Boss Steven Gerrard backed Philippe Coutinho to get even better after the playmaker joined Aston Villa permanently.The forward has penned a four-year deal at Villa Park following a £17million switch from Barcelona.He joined on loan in January and has four goals in 16 appearances, with Gerrard expecting the Brazil international to improve.“To have him here full-time and settled, he’ll go up another level because that feeling of knowing where he’s going to be playing his football for the next four years will help him settle,” the Villa manager said.“He’s a player that needs to feel wanted; he needs to feel...
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Philippe Coutinho signs permanent Aston Villa deal: He can go up another level, says manager Steven Gerrard

Philippe Coutinho can still go up another level, says Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard, after the playmaker signed a permanent deal with club on Thursday. Coutinho, 29, initially joined Villa on a six-month loan from Barcelona in the January transfer window, with Gerrard hoping to be able to then persuade the player to move to Villa Park permanently.
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Steven Gerrard details ‘signs of progress’ at Aston Villa and summer targets

Steven Gerrard has hammered out the details at Aston Villa where he has seen “signs of progress” and where he needs to bring in targets in the summer transfer window.Gerrard joined Villa in 2021, joining from Rangers, and has so far steered the club to 11th in the Premier League. The club finished 11th last season too and so bosses may be wanting to see more results in future. The former Liverpool captain has outlined what he’s looking for in the summer and where Villa have shown progress.“We have had to try to manoeuvre the team away from danger and...
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Steven Gerrard urges Aston Villa to embrace Liverpool challenge

Steven Gerrard has urged Aston Villa to embrace the challenge of facing Liverpool.They host Jurgen Klopp’s side on Tuesday aiming to put another dent in the Reds’ title hopes.The visitors are three points behind Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham.Villa are coming off the back of Saturday’s 3-1 win at Burnley which left them 11th and Gerrard wants his men to stand up against his former club.“Liverpool are a world-class team. Arguably, the best team in the world right now. We’re well aware of the challenge,” said Gerrard.“I’ve spoken many times...
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