Premier League 2021-22: Aston Villa vs Liverpool Match Preview

Premier League 2021-22: Aston Villa vs Liverpool Match Preview

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After dropping crucial points over the weekend, Liverpool will turn attention to the trip to Birmingham as they face Aston Villa.

As season end is approaching, matches are coming thick and fast. So next up for Liverpool is the game against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard will welcome his former side Liverpool at the Villa Park on Tuesday evening.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Preview

Jurgen Klopp pre-match Press Conference: Aston Villa vs Liverpool

Liverpool were left frustrated against Tottenham at Anfield on the weekend. Jurgen Klopp had plenty to say about Tottenham Hotspur’s tactics following the full-time whistle.

The Reds’ quadruple hopes suffered a major blow at the hands of Antonio Conte’s men during a 1-1 draw.

A six-game winning run in all competitions and a 12-game winning run at Anfield in the Premier League came to an end for Liverpool at the weekend. But the unbeaten run domestically is now 16 matches while keeping four clean sheets last five away top-flight games.

Liverpool’s draw against Spurs and City’s win over Newcastle means, that Guardiola’s side are now three points clear at the top of the league table with three games to go.

The Merseysiders should now concentrate on the remaining games and hope for City’s slip-up. Meanwhile, Klopp travels to Midlands to face the Villans.

Gerrard’s side are currently in a good run taking seven points from the last nine on offer in the Premier League. Moreover conceding just once in that stretch sees Villa threatening to break into the top half as they lie in the 11th position.

The former Liverpool captain has a big task at the Villa Park and wants to finish the season high. Last season the Lions finished 11th and certainly want to be in the top half of the season at end of this season.

Certainly, Gerrard can’t get sentimental because of his obvious Liverpool connection in the past. Isn’t it?

Meanwhile, Liverpool will do have the memories of last season’s horrific defeat at Villa. A 7-2 defeat for the Reds last season, certainly Klopp knows how vicious the home side can be.

Klopp will be in no charitable mood towards Gerrard while the dream of Quadruple is still alive.

Team News

Roberto Firmino should be in the match day squad this week, after returning to training.

Klopp has no other injury concerns to work around but is sure to consider some alterations with the FA Cup final in mind. The German Technician should look for Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas in the full back positions.

Meanwhile, Naby Keita should take place in midfield, also Diogo Jota should be optimistic about his starting place in the frontline alongside Salah and Diaz.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:

Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Diaz

Liverpool’s predicted XI vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: What Anfield Home Predicts

Numerous ex-Reds are in the current Villa side and know how much the Premier League means to Liverpool. But there will be no sentiments involved when both sides face off.

As Liverpool also prepare for the FA Cup final at Wembley against Chelsea, Klopp will want his boys to keep their heads up and keep things sharp before they set off for Wembley and also keep their hopes alive in the League.

A tight contest is expected.

Liverpool looks very likely to prevail over Aston Villa with a 1-2 win.

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