Liverpool – HLV Jurgen Klopp’s army started the season undefeated. However, they have yet to reassure fans about both their squad depth and style of play. In the fourth round, the team from Anfield faced Aston Villa – a team that always knows how to make it difficult for the “big guns”.
Liverpool’s current lineup lacks balance. They have an abundance of quality in the attack, even after saying goodbye to Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo, and Diogo Jota are enough for HLV Jurgen Klopp to rotate.
6686 bet_The issue for Liverpool is clear – their midfield. Their central midfield exposes limitations after parting ways with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson. Newcomers Wataru Endo, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Alexis MacAllister have not had enough time to form a solid trio like their predecessors.
Liverpool face a tough challenge against Aston Villa at home Anfield.
Liverpool luckily escaped defeat and secured 3 points in the previous round. However, one of the important reasons that helped the team from Anfield win that match was the haste and improper adjustments of the opponents.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa continues to play well under the leadership of HLV Unai Emery. After a 1-5 loss to Newcastle on the opening day, Aston Villa has won 4 consecutive matches (in the Premier League and European cup). In each match, they scored at least 3 goals.
The 3 center-back formation has already ensured solidity for their defense, and the agility of the midfield duo Doughlas Luiz and Boubacar Kamara further makes Villa’s play uncomfortable. Meanwhile, the attacking trio of Oliver Watkins, John McGinn, and Moussa Diaby are always ready to launch counterattacks. Liverpool needs to be highly cautious as Virgil van Dijk is absent due to suspension.
Expected lineup Liverpool vs Aston Villa
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Gomez, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Jota, Diaz.
Aston Villa: Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Torres, Digne; Kamara, Luiz; Bailey, Diaby, McGinn; Watkins.
Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa.
Against a formidable opponent, Vietnam’s U23 team faces a tough challenge.