Keita Comes In, Gomez Dropped From XI | 4-3-3 Predicted Liverpool Lineup Vs Aston Villa

Tactical decisions Liverpool should make to win vs Manchester City (Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp seen in the picture)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks on prior to the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace at Anfield on June 24, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Liverpool suffered a humiliating defeat against Manchester City in their midweek clash. The Reds would like to bounce back from the debacle when they face Aston Villa this weekend and play like the champions that they truly are. The clash against the Villans would be a relatively easy fixture, and thus Klopp would have the liberty to rotate the squad. Now would be the ideal time to test the youngsters ahead of a busy transfer window.

The German manager should evaluate his strengths before he heads into the new season to defend the championship title. However, after the 4-0 scoreline the other night, the gaffer would have his reputation on the line and could name a strong squad.

4-3-3 Predicted Liverpool Lineup Against Aston Villa

Defence

Alisson Becker looked like a pale shadow of himself against City by making numerous decisive errors. However, that does not mean that the Brazilian would be demoted to the bench when the Merseyside club play their next match.

Joe Gomez was one of the vital reasons that Liverpool crumbled to the defeat, and thus we would not be surprised if Klopp promotes Lovren to the first eleven. Van Dijk gave no reasons to complain, and the big Dutchman should, therefore, be the partner of Lovren. Both the wing-backs, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Robertson, had awful nights against Pep’s team, but we believe that they would again be seen in the starting lineup.

Midfield

Fabinho looked assured while plying his trade at the centre of the pitch for the champions, but the Brazilian lost out to the quality of the Citizens. Our guess is that we would be able to see him in a defensive-midfield role on Sunday. Henderson should again be seen as one of the midfield partners for Fabinho.

Wijnaldum was invisible on Thursday night against the former champions, and thus we would not be surprised if he is replaced by Keita against Villa. The African would like to impress the manager and seal a starting berth for him next season.

Attack

Firmino was not able to cope up with the City pressure last time. Additionally, the forward has not had a goal for a long time now. In this situation, we could expect Minamino to be accommodated in the side. Mane’s performance was depressing, but the former Southampton player has had enough magical nights against his name to seal a first eleven spot. Salah was unfortunate not to get the opening goal against Liverpool’s fiercest rivals, and thus the manager would have no reasons to drop him from the side.