Liverpool vs Aston Villa Live Streaming & Scores – English Premier League 2020
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Live Streaming and Scores – English Premier League 2020 | Liverpool vs Aston Villa Live Streaming and Scores – EPL Live
Start date: 05 Jul 2020 20:30
Referee: Paul Tierney, England
Liverpool have earned four successive Premier League wins against Aston Villa, by an aggregate score of 13-3.
However, the Reds have won only three of the past nine league meetings at Anfield (D3, L3).
This fixture has produced 20 away wins, the most in Premier League history (14 for Liverpool, six for Aston Villa).
Jurgen Klopp does not have any fresh injury concerns hampering his preparations ahead of the visit of Aston Villa. On Sunday, the Liverpool manager will be without just one first-team player, with Joel Matip unavailable due to a foot injury.
With the Premier League title already wrapped up, there is a feeling that Klopp could rotate his troops in order to give fringe players and youngsters some game time. However, during his pre-match press conference, the Reds’ boss claimed that he will only field strong lineups for the rest of the season.
Having said that, Klopp should still make a few changes to his side in order to shake things up after the 4-0 hammering Liverpool received from Manchester City last time out. No alterations are likely in defence, though, with hardly any recognised backups available.
Therefore, Harry Maguire and Joe Gomez should pair up at the heart of the Liverpool defence, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson being the full-back pairing yet again. Alisson will be stationed between the sticks for the Reds against Aston Villa, with Adrian being his deputy.
The big changes could be seen in midfield, with Jordan Henderson likely to be given a breather. In place of the Liverpool captain, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could get a chance to impress, with Naby Keita also expected to come into the side at the expense of Georginio Wijnaldum, who struggled at Manchester City. Fabinho will keep his place at the base of midfield.
Up ahead in attack, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane should start, as they continue their quest to win the Golden Boot once again. Roberto Firmino, though, could make way for Takumi Minamino, with the Brazilian struggling to make an impact since the resumption of football.
Liverpool Lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Minamino, Mane.
Unlike his counterpart in the Liverpool dugout, Dean Smith has quite a few fitness issues on his hands ahead of the trip to Anfield. Against Liverpool on Sunday, the Aston Villa boss will be without four first-team players. In addition, Henri Lansbury and Frederic Guilbert will face late fitness tests to determine their availability.
Those who are certain to miss out, though, are Tom Heaton (knee), Matt Targett (thigh), Bjorn Engels (Achilles) and Wesley (knee). Smith has lined his side up in a 4-3-3 since the return of the Premier League and should continue doing so against Liverpool.
Orjan Nyland should be preferred ahead of former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina in the Aston Villa goal, even though he has not been entirely convincing. In defence, Ezri Konsa should deputise in the absence of Guilbert, with Neil Taylor starting in the absence of Targett. Tyrone Mings and Kortney House being the central defensive pairing.
Up ahead in midfield, Douglas Luiz will play the Anchor Man role, looking to keep a check on the Liverpool striker, who will drop deep quite often. John McGinn and Conor Hourihane will be the other two midfielders, with McGinn given the freedom to express himself further up the pitch while the latter will provide defensive support to Luiz.
Jack Grealish will be the key man for visitors in the final third, with the Aston Villa captain given a free role from the left wing slot. Keinan Davis ought to lead the line for the Villans against Liverpool and Anwar El Ghazi will complete the attacking trifecta.
Aston Villa Lineup: Nyland; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish.