Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Aston Villa is looking forward to extending their unbeaten run under Unai Emery as they face Liverpool on December 26, 2022.
However, Liverpool are set to return to Premier League actions after suffering a narrow margin defeat against Manchester City in the Carabao Cup.
Aston Villa vs Liverpool Preview:
We were told we were going to see Steven Gerrard’s reunion with Liverpool, but another manager is present at the club. Unai Emery has changed the fortune of the team; they defeated Manchester United and Brighton in the first game and dominated excessively in subsequent matches.
Aston Villa currently sit in 12th place after winning those matches they played previously. The team is currently five points above the drop zone and two points adrift top ten.
Emery team won just a match in the Mid season friendly but they have shown high level of consistency and the readiness to beat big teams.
Days after the end of the World Cup, Liverpool lost to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup due to the clear chances missed by Darwin Nunez. Goal from Mohammed Salah and Fabio Carvalho made the net rippled.
However, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake goal was enough to take Manchester City to the quarter finals of the Carabao Cup.
Liverpool’s manager complained about the lack of VAR to correct refereeing errors.Klopp was disappointed as their four-game winning streak came to an end.
Liverpool will spend Christmas in sixth place, seven points behind the top four and with a game in hand.
Each of the last four meetings between the two teams ended in defeat for the home side, but the 7-2 win against Liverpool was the team’s best record.
Liverpool had won 15 Premier League matches at Aston Villa, but with the new manager coming into the system, it will be a different ballgame for both teams.
Emiliano Martinez is out of the encounter due to Argentina’s World Cup win in Qatar. Villa will be without Diego Carlos and midfielder Jacob Ramsey.
Former Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho is out due to a thigh injury. Danny Ings has the chance to face his former club.
For Liverpool, Ibrahim Konate, who was a finalist with France, will return to the squad on December 27, 2022, but Virgil Van Dijk should be ready for the encounter.
The majority of Liverpool’s first-team players are in the treatment room. James Milner was pulled out of the match against Manchester in the Carabao Cup.
Roberto Firmino is currently out after sustaining a calf injury. Curtis Jones, Arthur, Luis Diaz, and Diogo Jota are also out of the game.
Trent Alexander Arnold should be fine for the event. Allison will return to the goal post. Darwin Nunez will be given another opportunity to show what he is capable of.
Possible Line Up
Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Olsen; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Kamara, Luiz; Buendia, Ings, Bailey
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Carvalho
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Aston Villa vs Liverpool Head to Head
Liverpool and Aston Villa have played 199 matches, with Liverpool winning 100, drawing 40, and losing 59 matches. Liverpool’s biggest win came on February 14, 2016, when the Reds scored six goals at Villa Park.