Liverpool v Aston Villa Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

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    Liverpool will host Aston Villa at Anfield as they look to continue their unbeaten start to the 2023/24 Premier League season.

    Liverpool V Aston Villa Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

    After a great result against Newcastle, Klopp and his men head into their fourth game of the season with two wins and one draw.

    Liverpool ticked off their encounter with Newcastle and Chelsea and their start of the season is not looking bad at all.

    Match Preview

    Klopp’s men were lucky to have escaped Newcastle last weekend, but it is all thanks to Darwin Nuñez – who scored a clinical brace to beat the Magpies.

    Virgil van Dijk saw a red card in the 28th minute leaving the Reds 1-0 down with ten men and a mountain to climb.

    Unlike Alexis Mac Allister’s red card the week prior, Van Dijk’s sending-off cannot be appealed, which means Liverpool are to play without their captain against Aston Villa.

    However, Joe Gomez and Jarell Quansah were both superb when they came on against Newcastle and the Reds have their backline covered against Unai Emery’s side.

    Liverpool v Aston Villa Team News

    The Reds have had a depleted team with the midfield trio of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, and James Milner departing the club.

    Wataru Endo is in line for another action as he continues to understand how to balance play with Mac Allister and Szoboszlai.

    Stefan Bajčetić is one player who is also vying for that role in the squad and will bring about the healthy competition that Klopp likes for his side.

    Thiago Alcantara is one of the Liverpool players who will not feature in the match – or other matches at least for now – due to an injury.

    Liverpool v Aston Villa Preview: Probable Lineup, Team News, Prediction

    Aston Villa, on the other hand, will miss Philippe Coutinho (knee injury; four weeks), Leander Dendoncker (muscle problem; unknown recovery date), Tyrone Mings (ACL injury; unknown recovery date), Jacob Ramsey (metatarsal fracture; returning in a week) and Alex Moreno (hamstring surgery; returning in a week), as well as Emiliano Buendia (ACL injury; unknown recovery date).

    Aston Villa have major injury concerns as you can see in the list above, and they have also not been making waves in the transfer market.

    They have just been able to sign defender Pau Torres and forward Moussa Diaby which are their best signings so far.

    Probable Lineup

    Liverpool’s starting line-up might be largely unchanged thanks to Klopp’s available options and the strength of Emery’s team.

    Liverpool Probable Lineup:

    Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Jota, Diaz.

    Emery will be proud to have a selection headache because his attacking players are likely to offer genuine threats against Liverpool.

    Aston Villa Probable Lineup:

    Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Torres, Digne; Kamara, Luiz; Bailey, Diaby, McGinn; Watkins.

    Liverpool v Aston Villa Prediction

    Liverpool have not lost to Aston Villa, either home or away, in the last five games they met.

    Expanding that bracket to 10 games, the Reds will record seven wins, two losses with one draw.

    Overall, the Reds have a staggering 101 wins over Aston Villa, who have only won them 58 times.

    It is possible that Unai Emery might not be able to break the current streak – which has been overseen by Jürgen Klopp – at Anfield of all places.

    The matchup on 3 September 2023 will be entertaining because the Spaniard has built a great team that can hold their own against the best of the best.

    Futballnews is predicting a win for Liverpool, with a scoreline of 2-1 against Emery’s Aston Villa.

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