El Hadji Diouf could not resist a dig at former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard ahead of Senegal's World Cup match against England on Sunday.
Everton boss Frank Lampard has stressed that managers need "time to work" after it was announced that Aston Villa have sacked Steven Gerrard.
After 40 games in charge, Steven Gerrard has been sacked by Aston Villa and Alan Shearer has analysed where he thinks things went wrong.
The Gerrard-Lampard angle surely makes Aston Villa and Everton prime contenders for a confected rivalry?
Aston Villa still have defensive issues to resolve, but the brilliance of Phillipe Coutinho and Jacob Ramsey show how far they've come.
"The vast majority have come through the test this morning and we look forward to competing against Norwich.”
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Steven Gerrard has admitted to nerves as he prepares to begin work as a youth coach.