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Premier League manager names former White Hart Lane as preferred away stadium

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Steven Gerrard has named White Hart Lane as his favorite away stadium in the Premier League and admits he “enjoyed” playing there for Liverpool during his career.

Spurs’ old stadium, which had housed the club since 1899, was demolished in 2017 to make way for the completion of their new state-of-the-art arena.

Gerrard, whose playing career spanned 17 years for boyhood club Liverpool, has managed to get plenty of outings on the hallowed turf of north London.

The current Aston Villa manager was asked to name his favorite Premier League ground, which he reminded of the former home of Tottenham where he made his away debut for the Reds.

Gerrard told The Overlap: “I loved White Hart Lane, the way it was packed in the corners. I don’t know what it was, I mean I made my debut there in terms of an away game so it was always special to go back there, that would be the one, I think.

Spurs officially moved into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in April 2019 after delays delayed the club’s planned opening earlier in the 2018-19 season.

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White Hart Lane was loved by so many because it was authentic, as Gerrard himself pointed out. It lacked the technology and facilities that the new stadium has, but it was the centerpiece of the club due to its iconic history over the years.

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