Steven Gerrard makes Aston Villa transfer admission amid hopes of strong Premier League finish

Villa are on their hottest run of form of the season and Gerrard is keen to keep that going - for a multitude of reasons.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard believes a strong finish to the Premier League season can only help the claret & blue when it comes to attracting big names to the club during the summer transfer window.

This comes off the back of Villa notching up their third successive win against Leeds United last time out, a win that elevated them into the top half of the league table for the first time since the end of September.

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Steven Gerrard gives instructions to Philippe Coutinho of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road

Villa now face five games in a row against teams above them and it will prove a vital period in terms of where Gerrard’s men finish this season.

The former Liverpool captain is keen to finish strong to not only keep their slim chances of Europe alive but to ultimately help the team sway a higher profile of player to Villa Park this summer.

With Gerrard already able to attract players of the calibre of Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne to the club in January, there’s no telling what Villa could do if they were placed higher in the league going into 2022/23.

The manager echoed those thoughts but adds it can only help them the higher they finish.

“I don’t think it can do us any harm but I think in the last window to attract Philippe Coutinho and Lucas Digne - we attracted those players in the bottom half of the league,” Gerrard explained.

“Credit to the recruitment lads, credit to our contacts as staff to first and foremost identify those two players because they’ve certainly made this team and this group a lot better.

“Having names like that in the door can help attract further additions if you like.

“The most pleasing thing for me is the support I’ve had from the top has been really, really impressive.

“Finishing the season as high and strongly as we can can only be of a benefit in my opinion.”

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