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Aston Villa boss Gerrard: Villa Park must be rocking against Everton

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Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard wants his players on the front foot against Everton today.

Villa host Everton in the early kickoff.

Gerrard, “It (home form) was inconsistent throughout the six months, and if we're to try to get to where we want to in the long-term, home form is always going to be key.

“I'm really looking forward to the atmosphere tomorrow. When Villa Park is rocking it's such a big help. The onus and responsibility is on us as a team to get the fans behind us with a positive start.

“Our home form is something that we want to focus on and improve."

On defeat at Bournemouth last week, Gerrard also said: “What it showed me was having a real positive, strong pre-season where your players are in a fantastic place doesn't guarantee you're going to get results in the Premier League. Especially on the opening day when we came up against a team that were playing their first game back in the Premier League.

"We were disappointed with the level of performance we gave. In this league, you can't get away with that – it doesn't matter who you play. You need to be at it every single week.

“What I would say is that we've responded well in terms of training and preparation going into this week. We're at home tomorrow in front of a full house at Villa Park, so I'm wanting the players to go out and be positive and brave.

“I want them to give a better account of themselves because we can't expect to get anything when we post that level of performance."

Gerrard added: “We've got fantastic players and we're building a really exciting, talented squad. That's what we believe.

“I think the players will show that tomorrow. We let ourselves down last week but I believe we've got a lot of tools and attributes in our squad and the personnel to hurt teams. The players will hopefully back that up tomorrow."

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