Liverpool vs Aston Villa live stream: how to watch, team news, predictions, odds, head to head UK
Emotions will run high as Liverpool prepare to face a fit Aston Villa side with a familiar face in the opposing canoe.
Newly Appointed Director of Villains Steven gerrard will return to his second home for the first time since the Reds legend left as a player in 2016, switching to the MLS LA Galaxy side before retiring a few years later.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will look to put an end to their good run with his side also flying in domestic and European competitions – winning their last five matches and conceding just two goals with a second-chain side lined up during their season. 2-1 win vs AC Milan at the San Siro.
Since Gerrard took over at Villa, his side have won three of their last four games and had a solid 2-1 victory over Leicester City last time around.
It will be interesting to see if Anfield’s adopted son can spoil the party as the villains seek to cause upheaval.
Liverpool will face Aston Villa in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday 11 December 2021, kicking off at 3 p.m. GMT.
How to watch
Unfortunately, this match will not be available for UK viewers to watch live. You can keep up to date with all actions on Air sports Where BT Sport.
Klopp admitted at his press conference that Diogo Jota hadn’t been training all week after receiving a blow against Wolves, but believes he should be fine. Nathaniel Phillips broke his cheekbone against AC Milan and will be out for a month.
Roberto Firmino is back in training after recovering from a hamstring injury, but it remains to be seen whether Saturday will come too early for the Brazilian to start.
Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones are still on the sidelines.
Villa will be without Leon Bailey and Bertrand Traore, both struggling with thigh injuries at the moment.
Other than that, the Birmingham-based squad have a solid squad to choose from and should play on the front foot.
Scheduled Liverpool X (4-3-3) I: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane.
Aston Villa XI scheduled (4-2-3-1): Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, McGinn, Nakamba, Luiz, Ramsay, Buendia, Watkins
Aston Villa will not fold and will have a lot of confidence in the future. However, the task of breaking down a Liverpool side that have conceded only 12 goals will not be easy, but certainly manageable.
The prospect of their backline having to sideline Salah, Jota and Mane for 90 minutes on the outside floor may be a step too far – but can certainly be inspired by how Wolves have defended.
Ultimately, Liverpool will knock on the door and it will eventually open up for them.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
Here are the latest odds offered by various bookmakers to win the game:
To design: 6/1
Aston Villa: 14/1
Here is the head-to-head record between Liverpool and Aston Villa, as well as the results of their last six meetings in all competitions:
Liverpool win: 11
Prize draws: 2
Aston Villa wins: 6
April 10, 2021: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
January 8, 2021: Aston Villa 1-4 Liverpool
October 4, 2020: Aston Villa 7-2 Liverpool
July 5, 2020: Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
December 17, 2019: Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool
November 2, 2019: Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool
WIN A NINTENDO SWITCH, FIFA 22 AND MARIO KART 8!
You can find all the latest Football news here at GiveMeSport.
News Now – Sports News