Villa Park will host Liverpool on Tuesday.
Currently 11th in the league, Villa will be pushing for a top-half finish. Unbeaten in their last 3 matches, Gerrard’s side is enjoying a scintillating form and would like to finish above their last season’s standing.
After the loss against the merengues, it was expected Man City’s champagne will stay in the freezer for long until now. Liverpool ended up with a draw vs spurs and quite possibly have given the city a reason to take out the champagne.
Right now, the difference of point is only one- and if-Man City win against Newcastle then they’ll attain a buffer of 3 points.
Team News: Aston Villa
Steven Gerrard is yet to prove his worth at Villa Park and the following transfer window will be vital for him. Villa Park at times has seen a run of bad forms and at times has been glorious.
The good news for Villa fans as Cornet and Pieters is back from a knee injury. Jacob Ramsey may not feature against Liverpool because of the groin injury and can be replaced by Sanson. Leon Bailey will be out due to an ankle injury and this season has been a frustrating one for him.
Calum Chambers is a definite starter because of his heroics against Burnley, leading to a 3-1 victory. Chambers was introduced as a CDM into the game and this changed the whole course of the game.
McGinn and Luiz will be assisting Sanson in the midfield and midfield attack initiation duties will be taken care of by Buendia. Ings and Watkins are upfront for the attack responsibilities.
Aston Villa Possible Starting Lineup: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Luiz, Sanson, Chambers, Buendia, Watkins, Ings
Premier League Last Five Matches: W W D L L
Team News: Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has no injury concern and may present the strongest team we’ve seen so far.
We can see Roberto Firmino on the bench who will get some game time.
Gomez and Tsimikas will start the game ahead of Trent and Robertson. Gomez may be a little uncomfortable as he’s a central defender and Tsimikas is a natural left-back.
In the central defensive pairing, Konate can feature with Matip and van Dijk may be rested for the crucial fixtures up next.
Thiago and Fabinho are definite starters to the game as Klopp can’t compromise his midfield.
We can also see anyone from Keita, Henderson, Jones, or Milner to accompany the midfield also as a substitute.
Jota will start and Mane will be rested Salah and Diaz on the wings to carry on the attack.
Premier League Last Five Fixtures: D W W W D
Liverpool’s possible starting lineup: Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas, Milner, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Villa has produced some inconsistent performances over the season. With just 6 wins in 13 home matches, Villa will be looking to settle the score.
Talking about Liverpool, they’ve displayed some ruthless performances and will be looking to end the season with the same. Liverpool will look to settle the 7-2 loss of Liverpool at Villa Park.