Speaking to reporters after the match at Villa Park, Gerrard said: "Phil is still not at his physical best. He still needs more game time and training, which he didn't get much of before.
"But he has settled in really well. The support staff have played their part and the players have played their part.
"He seems happy. We have given him the stage to enjoy his football again and I think if you look at his performance tonight, his skills, awareness and vision, if you don't love watching that you should stop watching football. Some of his work tonight was beautiful."
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