Gerrard explains why he is taking Aston Villa ‘risk’ as Liverpool legend returns to the Premier League

 The former England captain is readying himself for a new challenge after leaving Rangers and taking the managerial reins at Villa Park

Steven Gerrard has been explaining why he jumped at the chance to take another coaching “risk” at Aston Villa, with the Liverpool legend delighted to be back in the Premier League at a club that “sells itself”.

The former England captain had been cutting his managerial teeth at Old Firm giants Rangers, with a Scottish Premiership title secured at Ibrox in 2020-21.

He had previously spent time working in the youth system at Anfield and continues to see a return to his native Merseyside mooted, but for now his focus is locked on proving a point in the West Midlands.