Steven Gerrard has shot down rumours that he took the Aston Villa job as a springboard to manage ex-club Liverpool in future.

Gerrard claims he’s honoured to be Villa’s boss and threw his weight behind the Reds current boss Jurgen Klopp.

When asked about the reports linking him with a switch back to Anfield, Gerrard said:”Very unfair You’ll never hear me say its a stepping stone.

”I’m really honoured and proud, I’ll give this job everything it needs to be success, I don’t think there’s anything wrong.

”Liverpool have a world class coach and if he was to sign a life time deal I would be very happy for them and him.”