Aston Villa vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
When Liverpool takes on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Tuesday, they will be looking to get back on track and keep their title aspirations alive.
The 2021/22 Premier League season’s elongated Gameweek 36 resumes this midweek, with numerous teams playing their rescheduled games.
The only matchup on Tuesday will be between Aston Villa and Liverpool, with the two clubs meeting at Villa Park.
After stumbling in recent months, Aston Villa could finish the season strongly.
Between March and April, Steven Gerrard’s positive aura was tested by a run of four successive defeats.
However, the Villans’ recent three-game unbeaten run has reignited their effort to finish in the top half of the table, with Crystal Palace only a point ahead in tenth.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will be coming off a 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, which has dealt them a blow in the Premier League title chase.
Following Manchester City’s huge win over Newcastle United on Sunday, the Reds have dropped three points behind the defending champions.
Jurgen Klopp would want his team to perform at their best in the final games as the quadruple hope fades.
Liverpool won 1-0 in the reverse encounter, with Mohamed Salah scoring the game’s only goal midway through the second half.
The Hard Tackle examines the matchup before of the most recent meeting between the two teams.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Head to head :
- The latest encounter had finished in a 1-0 win for the Reds.
- They are on a 3-fixture winning streak.
- They had won seven of the past nine clashes.
- The guests had scored two or more goals in four of the last five meetings at this stadium.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Prediction :
The game will pit two teams who have made it a habit of putting on their best shows when they meet on the road.
And it’s possible that Tuesday will be no different, with Liverpool anxious to get all three points after a painful draw with Aston Villa.
With Mohamed Salah finally joining the party, the Reds should exploit Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa’s weaknesses.
Aston Villa, on the other hand, will pose a threat, with Ollie Watkins expected to maintain his excellent form.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will have more than enough quality to beat Aston Villa 3-1.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Team News :
Villa manager Steven Gerrard has no new injury concerns to report from the weekend, but midfielder Jacob Ramsey was absent again after sustaining a groin issue in training.
Kortney Hause’s abdominal condition will certainly keep him out for a little longer, and it’s unclear whether Leon Bailey will be able to return from an ankle injury in time to play before the season ends.
Philippe Coutinho, an ex-Liverpool player, was benched in the win over Burnley, and Gerrard will be reticent to change a winning formula despite the short turnaround, while Danny Ings, another former Red, leads the charge.
Roberto Firmino returned to training before Liverpool’s win over Tottenham, and while he was not risked for the match, he should be able to apply for a place in the team this week.
Klopp has no further injury concerns, but he is likely to make some changes in the run-up to the FA Cup final, as Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas vie for starts at full-back.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota can also be optimistic about starting this week, while Ibrahima Konate was given the nod for the Tottenham tie but may now have to make way for Joel Matip, who has returned from injury.
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Chambers, Luiz; Buendia; Ings, Watkins
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Keita, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Diaz