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Aston Villa press conference LIVE: Steven Gerrard speaks ahead of Brighton clash

Steven Gerrard press conference LIVE: New Aston Villa boss unveiled as he prepares for Premier League return in first match against Brighton

  • Steven Gerrard will take part in his first press conference as Aston Villa manager
  • His first game at Villa Park will be against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday
  • Gerrard took over from Dean Smith a week ago to mark Premier League return
  • His first press conference ahead of Brighton clash is set to start from 11am 
  • Latest Premier League news, including live action and results 

Steven Gerrard is back in the Premier League after being unveiled as Aston Villa’s new manager and will greet the media at Villa Park for the first time in his role on Thursday.

One week on from taking over at the West Midlands side from the sacked Dean Smith, the former Rangers boss and Liverpool legend will be preparing his side for their home clash with Brighton on Saturday. 

Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY for live coverage as Steven Gerrard takes his first press conference since being confirmed as Aston Villa boss.