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Steven Gerrard on “mouth-watering” Amir Khan v Kell Brook fight

Steven Gerrard on Amir Khan v Kell Brook.

Steven Gerrard has spoken of his excitement ahead of the clash between Amir Khan and Kell Brook on Saturday night.

The much-anticipated fight is expected to finally settle the career-long feud between the boxers, and Aston Villa manager Gerrard is one of many boxing fans who can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Steven Gerrard: “The popcorn will be out.”

However, as the former Liverpool captain explained, family commitments might just get in the way of his enjoyment of the fight.

“I’m going to try and watch it,” Gerrard said at his press conference ahead of his side’s Premier League meeting with Watford on Saturday.

“I’ve got a family event, my daughter is 18 very soon so I’ve got a bit of a private function to go to but I’m hoping that in the function room the fight’s on because it’s a huge fight, it’s a mouth-watering fight for everyone to look forward to.

“Domestic fights for me are always the best. They have a bit of a derby feel to them so yeah, I think the popcorn will be out and I’m certainly looking forward to it for sure.”

Amir Khan v Kell Brook.

Khan and Brook have a rivalry that dates all the way back to their amateur days and both spoke about their excitement at going toe-to-toe at Friday’s weigh-in.

“I feel amazing. I’ve done the hard work. I will fuel up then come in cool, calm and collected. It’s going to be electric. I’ll be firing on all cylinders,” Brook said, while Khan added: “the next time we see each other will be in the ring. Kell will be shown who the better fighter is.”

As for Gerrard, before he settles in to watch the fight, he’ll have to work to do of his own in earning three points for his side in the meeting with struggling Watford at Villa Park.

Villa are in a bit of a sticky patch themselves, having won just won of their last six Premier League games, and the ex-Rangers boss will be looking to improve on that when the game kicks off at 3pm on Saturday.

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