Aston Villa manager, Steven Gerrard has said his team will fend its walls against Manchester City in their Premier League final day match.
Naija News understands that Aston Villa is the only lifeline for Liverpool to become English Champions again.
Should Villa hold Man City to a draw or win on the final day match, Pep Guardiola’s side will forfeit the Premier League title to Liverpool if only the Reds could also win their match against Wolves.
The possibility of Man City losing to Villa at the Etihad Stadium is, however, narrow.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Gerrard who was lamenting his side’s position this season, described the 2021/2022 EPL campaign results as unacceptable.
Speaking to Sky Sports after a 1-1 draw with Burnley in their last home fixture of the season, Gerrard said his side cannot afford to finish 14th again in the EPL log.
Naija News understands that Villa players had taken a celebratory lap around Villa Park on Thursday after their 1-1 draw with Burnley.
The former Liverpool player turned coach, however, cautioned that the club must step up next season, and sign in more capable players.
Gerrard said: “Moving forward, this club cannot finish 14th again. We need to change things and come back better and stronger next season.
“The first part of the job was to stay safe, but we wanted to finish in the top half. Moving forward we need to improve in a lot of departments. We need to recruit well,” the Villa boss noted.
Speaking about Villa’s clash with Man City on the final day of this season, Gerrard said, “we’ll try and make it as difficult as we can for them. We will fight for everything we can.”
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