Steven Gerrard full of respect for Patrick Vieira ahead of first dugout clash

Gerrard Vieira

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard says Crystal Palace counterpart Patrick Vieira was “one of the toughest battles” he faced as a player and anticipates another fierce test when they go head to head as managers this weekend.

Gerrard’s side play at Selhurst Park on Saturday in his second game since taking charge at Villa.

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