After Aston Villa lost four of their first five Premier League games, Simon Jordan called Jamie Carragher's defence of Steven Gerrad's shaky start to the season "an old friend's act."

The Villa management must maintain composure and give Gerrard more time to turn around a concerning start to the new season, the

commentator said in his Telegraph column. Carragher also discussed how Gerrard was treated

during the 1-0 loss to West Ham last Saturday, when the home crowd jeered their team at the conclusion of a lacklustre effort.

  There is an intriguing contrast between Gerrard's current standing with Villa fans and Frank Lampard's with Everton supporters, according to

Carragher. Gerrard is attempting to maintain the support of his fan base, but Lampard's name is being yelled at every opportunity.

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