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Redemption, revenge and a return to form at home will be on the agenda for Liverpool when they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield on Saturday.
The champions were on the end of a 7-2 humiliation in the reverse fixture at Villa Park in October – one of nine defeats they have suffered this season to leave them playing catch-up in the top-four race.
When is Liverpool vs Aston Villa to be played? Saturday, 10th April, 7.30PM IST
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Roberto Firmino is expected to return, but Klopp could take the opportunity to rest one of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, with Xherdan Shaqiri pushing for a start.
That said, Mane’s record against Villa – eight goals in seven appearance across all competitions – could be enough to see him start once again.
Thiago Alcantara could come back into the starting lineup too, although he is likely to start against Madrid on Wednesday and so may be left out in favour of former Villa man James Milner.
Villa are still sweating over the fitness of captain Grealish, who has missed the last seven games with a shin injury and remains a major doubt for Saturday. Wesley is Smith’s only other injury worry.
Barkley will hope to earn a recall to the starting XI for this one, while Trezeguet’s brace off the bench last weekend should be enough to see him included.
Aston Villa Predicted Lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Barkley, Trezeguet; Watkins
The reverse fixture proved that anything can happen in this fixture, and Liverpool’s home form coupled with Villa’s away record this season suggests that this could be another difficult contest for Liverpool.
However, the prospect of breaking into the top four with a win should be enough to spark Liverpool back into form at Anfield, and their imperious performance against Arsenal last weekend hints that they could be getting back into their stride domestically at least.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa