Premier League: Liverpool vs Aston Villa | Match Preview and Prediction
There will be moments of nostalgia when Steven Gerrard steps into Anfield, as his Aston Villa side will play Liverpool on Saturday evening.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Preview
Liverpool will warmly welcome their legendary midfielder on Saturday evening as they host Aston Villa. The Reds have stamped their authority in every competition this season.
Having won all the Champions League group games and dominated the Premier League, it looks like Klopp’s men are on a mission.
The Arrival of Gerrard has changed the fortunes of Aston Villa as they have been victorious in three out of four games.
This one will be more than just a match as Liverpool legend Gerrard will grace the pitch as a manager of Aston Villa and will be hoping to win this fixture.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Head-to-Head
|10 Apr 2021||Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa||Premier League|
|8 Jan 2021||Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool||FA Cup|
|04 Oct 2020||Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool||Premier League|
|05 Jul 2020||Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa||Premier League|
|17 Dec 2019||Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool||League Cup|
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Overall H2H
|Liverpool wins - 98|
|Aston Villa wins - 59|
|Draws - 40|
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Key battles
Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool
On 4th October 2020 Aston Villa made a mockery of Liverpool as they handed them one of the embarrassing defeats in the Premier League history.
It was for the first time Liverpool conceded seven goals since 1963. A first-half hat-trick from Ollie Watkins and a hattrick of assists and a brace from Jack Grealish while Ross Barkley, McGinn added the rest two to cause an upsetting defeat to the Reds.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Form Guide
Aston Villa: L-W-W-L-W
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Gerrard vs Klopp tactics
Jurgen Klopp prefers a 4-3-3 line-up with heavy metal football where players follow gegenpressing approach. It’s straightforward for Klopp; he wants his players to give their best on the pitch as he expects a very high-pressing game where you will find at least 2-3 Liverpool players pressing an opposition.
While Steven Gerrard uses 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formation, which is attacking possession-oriented football. He opts for those players who play with aplomb, as his style of play is to soak up the opponent’s pressure before hitting them when they make an error.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Stats Trivia
- Aston Villa are the second team to have won most away games against Liverpool (20). Manchester City and Manchester United are the first teams with 21 wins.
- After Arsenal, Aston Villa are the second team to have scored most hattricks by their players against Liverpool (4) while Arsenal (6).
- Mohamed Salah has contributed in 13 games, most by any player in competition’s history since Jamie Vardy’s run of 15 games.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Predicted XI
Aston Villa XI- (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Young; McGinn, Nakamba, Luiz; Ramsey, Buendia; Watkins
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Prediction
This will be an intense and high-quality match, and we are all for it and Gerrard coming to Anfield would make the contest even more entertaining.
Liverpool are dominating side and will be buoyant going into this game. Klopp’s men have displayed the highest-quality performance lately.
Having conceded only two goals in the last six games tells a lot about how rock-solid Liverpool defence is, and Gerrard will have to be proactive with his tactics to break one of the formidable defences of Premier League.
Although it looks like Liverpool are likely to win this game but it will be a tough battle.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa