Liverpool FC make the short trip to the Midlands to take on Aston Villa, hoping to redeem themselves after having thrown away a 2-goal lead at home to Sunderland last week.
The big news coming from the Liverpool camp is the return of midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who is expected to start a second game in a row having scored against West Ham in the FA Cup in midweek. The Reds are currently in 9th position and cannot afford to drop any more points against bottom side Aston Villa. Villa, on the other hand are already four points adrift of the 19th placed Sunderland and a good eight points off safety. A loss to Liverpool FC will make a hard task of saving themselves from relegation even harder.
Predicted Starting XI (4-4-1-1): Bunn; Richards, Cissokho, Lescott, Okore; Bacuna, Westwood, Gueye, Veretout; Gill, Agbonlahor
Predicted Starting XI (4-3-3): Mignolet; Clyne, Moreno, Toure, Sakho; Milner, Can, Henderson; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino
- Liverpool are currently 16th in the form table over the last six games.
- Jurgen Klopp averages 1.4 points per game in comparison to Brendan Rodgers’ 1.5 points per game.
- Liverpool have conceded at least two goals in 5 out of their last 6 away games in the Premier League.
- Liverpool have conceded just four less goals than Aston Villa, the sixth worst defensive record in the league.
Aston Villa 1-3 Liverpool FC
Liverpool have too much firepower in their ranks, especially with the returning Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge and should see off Aston Villa, who have been struggling throughout the season.
Aston Villa 15/4