Aston Villa appointed Steven Gerrard as manager in November to replace Dean Smith, who was sacked after a run of five successive defeats.
The former Liverpool star and Rangers manager opened with a win against Brighton, and since his arrival Villa have steadily climbed the table.
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Who is the highest paid star at Aston Villa?
Danny Ings became an Aston Villa player in August 2021, completing a move from Southampton, and immediately became the club's top earner with a weekly salary of £120,000, or £6.24m a year, according to spotrac.com. That puts him ahead of Tyrone Mings and Bertrand Traore.
The top 10 highest paid Aston Villa players in 2021-2022
1. Danny Ings, £120,000 a week
2. Tyrone Mings, £80,000 a week
3. Bertrand Traore, £78,000 a week
4= Emiliano Buendia, £75,000 a week
4= Ollie Watkins, £75,000 a week
6= Axel Tuanzea, £50,000 a week
6= Ashley Young, £50,000 a week
8. Morgan Sanson, £48,000 a week
9. Emiliano Martinez, £47,000 a week
10. Keinan Davis, £45,000 a week