Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, FA Cup 2020/21

League leaders Liverpool will travel to Villa Park to take on Dean Smith’s Villa side who are surprisingly at 7th place in the table, and Alley Sport is here with Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will be on the road against Southampton this week before playing Villa this Friday to kick-start their FA Cup campaign. Here is our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa.

The Premier League champions will hope to defend their crown this year | Image Credits: This is Anfield, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa
The Premier League champions will hope to defend their crown this year | Image Credits: This is Anfield, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa: Match preview

Liverpool ended 2020 on a low, dropping points against West Brom and Newcastle United, allowing 2nd placed Manchester United to go level on points with them. Jurgen Klopp’s men created a lot of chances, but failed to convert them after having a horrible time in the final third. The Reds will hope for a much better outing at Villa Park, where they will face an opponent who are high on confidence.

Dean Smith’s men have enjoyed a fine season so far, having already beaten Liverpool 7-2 in this same fixture in the Premier League. They will hope to cause an upset, as they did last year by knocking Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup. Villa will rely on the magic of the cup to repeat their previous outing against the PL champions.

Villa's Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick in a 7-2 win for his team the last time they faced Liverpool | Source: India TV News, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa
Villa’s Ollie Watkins scored a hat-trick in a 7-2 win for his team the last time they faced Liverpool | Source: India TV News, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa: Latest Team News

Liverpool are facing an injury crisis, with all of their first-choice central defenders on the sidelines. Jurgen Klopp has relied on defensive midfielder Fabinho as a makeshift center-back, and the Brazilian has not disappointed. New signings Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas are both out injured, along with midfielder Naby Kieta. Jurgen Klopp is expected to field a team with many squad players and youngsters getting an opportunity, keeping in mind the important North-west derby clash against Manchester United that follows this FA cup tie.

Villa will be without Wesley Moraes, Ross Barkley and Trezeguet who are all out with injury. Dean Smith might go for a stronger lineup considering Villa’s high position in the league, and will look to enjoy a deep run in the FA Cup after getting knocked out of the EFL Cup to Stoke City. Here is our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa:

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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa

Backup goalkeeper Adrian might get another outing for the Reds, having featured for them in their previous cup match against Arsenal in the EFL Cup. Youngsters Neco Williams and center-back Rhys Williams might start the game, alongside Nathaniel Phillips in defence. The versatile James Milner is expected to captain the side from left-back. New signing Thiago, who has returned from injury might get his first start after the Merseyside derby earlier in the season. Klopp might use one of his star forwards and could play Salah from the off to try and kill the game early on. The Egyptian would be supported by Divock Origi and teenager Harvey Elliot might start ahead of out-of-form Takumi Minamino.

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Adrian

LB: James Milner (c)

CB: Nathaniel Phillips

CB: Rhys Williams

RB: Neco Williams

CM: Thiago

CM: Curtis Jones

CM: Marko Grujic

LW: Harvey Elliot

RW: Mohamed Salah

ST: Divock Origi

New signing Thiago, who as been out with an injury, might start against Villa | Image: AS English, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa
New signing Thiago, who as been out with an injury, might start against Villa | Image: AS English, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Aston Villa: Score Prediction

We expect the game to be a close affair given the recent meetings between the two sides, and Liverpool might feature a weakened team with the big game against United around the corner. We expect the Reds to win however, in a thrilling 2-1 encounter with Villa.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool, Live Stream

Indian football fans can watch the match on Sony TEN network, or stream it in the SonyLIV app from 0115 IST. Fans in the UK can watch the game on BBC Sport from 2045 BST.

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