Steven Gerrard could find himself under pressure from Aston Villa fans if the club start the weekend game with Everton slowlyaccording to club legend.
The Villans boss hosts former England team-mate Frank Lampard’s side at Villa Park on Saturday lunchtime – a clash which will be live exclusively on talkSPORT.
Villa got off to a poor start to the new campaign with a 2-0 away defeat to newly promoted Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, which drew criticism from former striker Agbonlahor.
With Gerrard desperate to get back to winning ways this weekend, he believes the Liverpool legend will have to turn things around quickly given the huge sums of money that have been poured into Villa Park on and off the pitch. .
Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, Agbonlahor said: “He has a team of players where he has a bit of a headache.
“You know when you have options as a manager; he could play Emi Buendia or Philippe Coutinho, Ollie Watkins or Danny Ings and Leon Bailey has been in good form in pre-season.
“He will know that Aston Villa have to finish in the top 10 this season, it will be a great game on Saturday against Everton at home to get a result, but this Villa crowd, if we lose 1-0, they’ll be ready to shoot after the Bournemouth game.
Agbonlahor added: “Aston Villa should finish in the top 10 with this team of players.
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“He got the money. He has Coutinho, another centre-half and another midfielder in Kamara. He was given money to spend and this team of players should compete and finish in the top 10.
“He’ll know he’ll be under pressure if he doesn’t deliver that.
“The board have injected a lot of money into Aston Villa Football Club, they are improving the stadium and the academy has injected money, so Steven Gerrard knows Aston Villa need to finish in the top 10 and in two seasons to seek entry into these European locations.
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