We guess it’s still very raw, but the fundamental question is just why did Steven Gerrard go to Aston Villa?
Steven Gerrard, on numerous occasions, assured us the only club he was interested in aside Rangers was Liverpool. That his 100% ambition was to manage Liverpool. That he would ONLY leave for Liverpool.
He was honest enough, like Alfredo Morelos, to constantly tell us his future was away from Rangers, but that that future was Liverpool and no one else.
Then he fecks off to Villa Park?
Steven Gerrard will FACE Liverpool soon, he will manage against the side he swore he never would.
And there’s where John Terry comes into play.
We can’t exactly say we hugely admire the ex-Chelsea giant. He had more than a few indiscretions to say the least in his career and life.
But he was absolutely blue through and through and a titan of a player and when he found his Stamford Bridge time up, he 100% refused to join any other PL team because he wouldn’t play for any opponent of Chelsea.
He went to the Championship, a lower level, to avoid facing his team.
He eventually became coach of Villa, assistant to Dean Smith, and did finally face Chelsea but only as an assistant coach, having served his honour of not facing Chelsea till then.
Steven Gerrard, lifelong bleeding red Liverpool legend you name it – will face Liverpool in one month’s time as Villa manager. Immediately, basically.
We have to say if ever honour came from Terry and not from Gerrard, that would be it.
He will face the side he swore till death he wouldn’t compete against inside 4 weeks of taking a new job. And he would have known that.
So why the change of heart? Intention? Design?
He’s shown his true nature a little here, if we can be so bold and petty to suggest. You may disagree.
But none of what Gerrard has done here is really that honourable at all. To anyone. Including Liverpool.
Just ask John Terry.