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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Premier League preview

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds travel to Villa Park needing to win to go level on points with leaders Manchester City, who are in action at Wolves 24 hours later.

Liverpool’s hopes for an unprecedented quadruple suffered a significant setback on Saturday after they were held to a tense 1-1 draw by Tottenham, with Luis Diaz’s heavily deflected shot rescuing a point after top-four hopefuls Spurs went ahead through Heung-min Son.

It was the first time since October that the Carabao Cup winners and FA Cup and Champions League finalists had dropped points at Anfield, handing a potentially decisive advantage to City with only three matches left to play this term.

Liverpool must get back to winning ways against Aston Villa and hope that their rivals slip up, though a tough test could await in the Midlands.

Gerrard’s men are unbeaten in their last three matches since a 4-0 hammering by Tottenham last month, sealing back-to-back wins over lowly Norwich and Burnley to all but secure their Premier League status following an underwhelming campaign.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Aston Villa vs Liverpool is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday May 10, 2022.

The match will take place at Villa Park.

Where to watch Aston Villa vs Liverpool

TV channel: In the UK, Tuesday’s game will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool team news

Jacob Ramsey remains a big doubt for Villa due to a small groin injury that kept him out of the win over Burnley, while Kortney Hause and Morgan Sanson are also sidelined.

Leon Bailey also missed Saturday’s victory at Turf Moor with an ankle issue but is expected to return before the end of the season.

For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino could play some part. The Brazilian sat out against Tottenham having also travelled but not played in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Villarreal.

However, he has continued to train following a foot problem and is edging closer to a return to action. Liverpool otherwise have a clean bill of health.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool prediction

Understandably given they are still fighting on three fronts this deep into the season, Liverpool looked a little tired and leggy as their 13-game winning home run was ended by Tottenham, who could potentially have won the match with a little more brave ambition late on.

Klopp may well have changes in mind to combat that inevitable fatigue, while there is the small matter of the FA Cup final against Chelsea at Wembley to consider at the weekend.

Villa had lost four games on the spin before staging a mini-rival over recent weeks, albeit with wins against teams at the wrong end of the table.

Gerrard and the likes of Philippe Coutinho will have extra motivation against their former club, and we’re tipping an entertaining draw that all but hands the championship to City.

2-2 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Liverpool have won all of the last three meetings against Villa, but will not want reminding of their last Premier League visit.

Ollie Watkins netted a first-half hat-trick as the Reds were destroyed 7-2 on a stunning afternoon in October 2020.

Liverpool wins: 99

Aston Villa wins: 59

Draws: 40

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