Steven Gerrard was ‘angry’ at Douglas Luiz’s decision during Aston Villa’s 0-1 Premier League loss to Newcastle United on Sunday, as reported Birmingham Mail.
If actions speak louder than words, the look on Steven Gerrard’s face in his dying seconds on St James’ Park will speak to the Villa players more than a dressing room dressing-up has ever been.
As Rangers fans will tell you, there were two things Gerrard demanded from him. ‘Intensity’ and ‘Standard’.
In a lackluster defeat at Tyneside, Aston Villa failed to win both titles.
John McGinn, Tyrone Mings, Ollie Watkins and even Emiliano Martinez underperform at Tyneside. And Luiz, Anyway, hardly the highest performing Villa players are in the game, maintained its own disappointing form with another under-par display.
Is Douglas Luiz in danger at Aston Villa?
Luiz, as the deepest member of Aston Villa’s midfield, had to set the pace and break lines. One is Steven Davis at Rangers.
His job was to send excellent piercing passes through a hard-working and organized Newcastle team, Ensure that Philippe Coutinho and Emi Buendia can hold the ball in a dangerous positions and thus provide ammunition for Ollie Watkins.
Instead, Luiz often chooses the easy option. Pass the bucket while passing the ball.
According to the Birmingham Mail, Gerrard was ‘furious’ by Luiz’s tendency to simply nudge the ball back to Calum Chambers and Tyrone Mingsdisclaims itself from any playing responsibility.
There is such a case when, Publications addedGerrard ‘screamed in annoyance’.
Now, it’s no secret that Brazil international Luiz wants to play higher up the pitch. He considers himself more like a number eight than a number six.
But as Marvelous Nakamba continues to improve from injury, Luiz may not play. Let alone in an unprofitable position.
He’s not as effective forward as an Aaron Ramsey, a Buendia, a Coutinho or a John McGinn. And, during Gerrard’s tenure, he has proven to be a less capable number six than Nakamba, a player who has grown by leaps and bounds following the departure of Dean Smith.
“We’ve gone too far,” fumed Gerrard on Sunday (BL).
“We have to be careful not to repeat that performance because we can get pulled down this tournament and get pulled down pretty quickly.
“There needs to be a drastic improvement, individually and collectively. We got what we deserved. ”
One suspects that the warning is intended for some select target…
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