All you need to know about the top-flight match
Gerrard took over at the club in November and has since enjoyed wins over Brighton and Crystal Palace. However, the defending champions are a different kind of opponent and former Liverpool midfielder Gerrard is aware of the threat they pose.
He said: “We know it’ll be tough. We know we’ll be the underdogs, but we will give it our best shot.
“We’re really pleased with the start we’ve made, but there’s still a lot of work to do to grow and evolve, and that’s my job to make sure that happens.”
Here’s all you need to know about Villa vs Man City.
When is it?
The match will kick-off at 8.15pm on Wednesday 1 December at Villa Park.
How can I watch?
The fixture will be shown on Amazon Prime, with coverage beginning at 6.30pm.
For Villa, Trezeguet and Bertrand Traore are out with injuries but Douglas Luiz is free to play the match after his red card was reduced to a yellow against Crystal Palace.
For City, Jack Grealish is unlikely to make his return to Villa Park due to injury, with Phil Foden and Ferran Torres also unlikely to start. Aymeric Laporte is suspended for the match after an accumulation of bookings, but John Stones should return.
Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Ings, Watkins.
Man City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
Aston Villa – 15/2
Draw – 1/3
Manchester City – 15/4
Man City have started to peak at the right time and while Aston Villa have had back-to-back wins they will struggle against the defending champions. Pep Guardiola may not be focusing on the trophy yet, but City will start to turn the screw on their title defence in the coming weeks. Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester City.