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Liverpool welcome Aston Villa to Anfield aiming for a third consecutive league victory. It is easier said than done with Aston Villa on a roll after having grabbed four consecutive wins in all competitions. Villa were also able to get a 1-1 in the recent meeting with the Reds back in May.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Predicted Lineups and News
Liverpool – Third Win on the Bounce?
Liverpool were able to stage a stunning recovery and claim a victory against Newcastle at St James’s Park. Even more impressive was Liverpool being able to pick up three points even when playing with 10 men for most of the game. There has been sufficient recovery time for the Reds since then and manager Jurgen Klopp is also delighted about being able to keep Mohamed Salah is plenty of transfer rumours on deadline day.
Team news: Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk will be unavailable for one match following his straight red card against Newcastle last weekend. Even though the ban could be a lot more depending on the outcome of the FA charge, manager Jurgen Klopp will have to do without the star defender for the home match against Villa. Ibrahima Konate remains out even for this match for unspecified reasons. However, Curtis Jones has made a successful return from the ankle injury but the news is not good for Thiago Alcantara, who continues to suffer from a hip problem. New signing Ryan Gravenberch is unlikely to feature in this game.
Liverpool Predicted Lineups (4-3-3):
Alisson Becker, T. Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Joseph Gomez, Andrew Robertson, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz
Aston Villa – Can Aston Villa Continue Their Winning Streak?
Aston Villa were able to make light work of the European matches against Hibernian. However, the Midlands outfit are expected to get a sizeable jump in competition when they go up against Liverpool at Anfield this weekend. Since the season began with a 5-1 thumping from Newcastle, Aston Villa have picked up four consecutive victories even whilst missing a number of players.
Team news: Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery continues to have a long injury list to overcome. There are no new fresh injury problems for the team, which continue to remain without Philippe Coutinho and Jacob Ramsey because of thigh and ankle injuries respectively. Tyrone Mings and Emi Buendia remain as the long-term injury worries for the team. Unai Emery may also be without Emiliano Martinez, who has a calf problem that could keep him out of the game. Alex Moreno is another doubt for the match due to a thigh injury. Even though Clement Lenglet has been picked up on a loan deal from Barcelona on transfer deadline day, he may not feature in this upcoming match.
Aston Villa Predicted Lineups (4-4-2):
Emiliano Martinez, Ezri Konsa, Diego Carlos, Pau Torres, Lucas Digne, Matty Cash, Boubacar Kamara, Douglas Luiz, John McGinn, Moussa Diaby, Ollie Watkins
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