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Who are the five players who will benefit from Steven Gerrard's appointment at Aston Villa?

Just like other coaching appointment at different clubs, Steven Gerrard's appointment at Aston Villa will benefit some players more. Who are the five players who could benefit more?

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard had his first training session yesterday as the Manager of Aston Villa Football Club. His appointment came after the sack of Dean Smith a few days ago. He's setting up his team to take up the challenge of competing again after a very poor run to the season. 

Five players will possibly benefit from Steven Gerrard's plan for the team, those players are those that will fit perfectly to his game play and thereby have enough playing time. These players will also have the chance of escaping the transfer list should they perform to expectations. 

Top of the list is Copa America winner Emi Martinez, he was signed for just £20 million from Arsenal last year and is now Aston Villa's most valued asset with his performance since last year. Gerrard will be glad to have a world class shot stopper like Martinez and he has already pledged his commitment to Villa. Ollie Watkins is another player that will get a good time under Steven Gerrard, the youngster has been phenomenal since last season and a good time under Gerrard may see him earn a spot in the England squad for Qatar 2022.

Aston Villa replacement for Jack Grealish, Emi Buendia has not performed as expected since his arrival at the Villa, but with the arrival of Steven Gerrard and his rebuilding plan, he may pick up form again. Matty Cash, the 24 year old Polish international will fit perfectly into Gerrard's 4-3-3 formation. He has become an asset at Villa with his astonishing performances. Last on the list is a player wanted by Gerrard at Rangers in 2018, John McGinn is a player that mirrors Steven Gerrard style and will surely have a good time under his admirer.

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