Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer fears a bad spell at Aston Villa could cost Steven Gerrard the Liverpool job later down the line.
Gerrard was recently made Villa manager following Dean Smith’s dismissal and the 41-year-old has stated that he is “proud” to be in charge of a club with the Midlands outfit’s history.
His long-term ambition, though, will be to manage his former side Liverpool, something he has spoken about before.
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However, if things do not go well for him at Villa, Palmer thinks it really could damage his chances of landing that gig at Anfield.
Speaking exclusively to TIF about the ex-Liverpool captain, the retired England international said:
“He’s got to be very careful. If he doesn’t do so well and Jurgen Klopp leaves in two or three seasons, he’s not going to be in a strong position to take the job, is he?”
As for now, Villa desperately need Gerrard to get off to a good start. The Villans are currently on a miserable run of results, losing all five of their last five Premier League fixtures, which includes that extremely disappointing 4-1 defeat to West Ham.