"Right now, you’d probably look at someone like Graham Potter, wouldn’t you?"
Ferdinand reckons Liverpool should have been as loyal as Steven Gerrard was.
"He’s actually a bit too good to sit and be disciplined. He’s almost better than a sitting midfielder."
"I feel sorry for Stevie (Steven Gerrard) but the reality is, if I have Aston Villa and Newcastle, I’ll go to Newcastle."
“Especially when it comes from Steven Gerrard, one of the best midfielders in the world in his position."
"He will think to himself, 'I have just turned down the chance to join a club that has won 14 European Cups.'"
"A keeper just got man of the match against them in a final. Real put a defensive masterclass."
Liverpool forward Mane has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich this summer.
"The fans are building up nicely outside the stadium. Hopefully it'll be a fantastic game."
Aston Villa are exploring the possibility of signing former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, who is a free agent this summer.
“I’m very confident and believe there’s enough here with the right support and the right additions to really kick on next year."
"I only care about my new club. I want to play well for them."
"If that inevitably helps Liverpool, fantastic, but my priority is to try and get points for Aston Villa."
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"That feeling of knowing where he’s going to be playing his football for the next four years will help him settle."
Aston Villa's defeat to Liverpool featured plenty of tough tackling and 22 fouls in total, and was notable for its lack of yellow cards.
"My possible successor, yes. Of course it's possible that Stevie will be manager here one day."
Steven Gerrard has urged Aston Villa to embrace the challenge of facing Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday night.
“In the remaining games, it’s about putting ourselves in a place that we can go and build on."
"The table will look different come the final whistle tomorrow, if we put in the performance which deserves that."
Aston Villa ended their losing run at Leicester City, but the appointment of Steven Gerrard is starting to feel like it suits neither party.
"Our performance today was very strong, very good. We came to win but couldn't quite do that."
Aston Villa have lost their last four Premier League games.
"He's so comfortable in himself... I don't think he's seen it as a threat. I think previous managers might have."
Gerrard reportedly attended Marseille's 3-2 victory over Nantes to watch the midfielder.
"Me and Carra were like, 'my God, this fella's got bundles, plenty'."
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