Taylor And McGinn To Start For The Villans | 4-3-3 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Liverpool

Aston Villa midfielder Grealish urged to join Arsenal this summer (Aston Villa's Grealish seen in the photo)
Chris Basham of Sheffield United shakes hands with Jack Grealish of Aston Villa after the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United at Villa Park on June 17, 2020 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

Aston Villa will lock horns with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening hoping to pull off a major upset on their travels. The Villans suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Wolves in their last Premier League outing. Hence, they will be desperate to produce a good showing versus the newly crowned Premier League champions this weekend.

Villa boss Dean Smith will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and might be inclined to make a few changes to his first-team for this upcoming clash away at Merseyside.

4-3-3 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup To Face Liverpool

Defence

Ørjan Nyland will lineup in goal for the Villans despite failing to secure a clean sheet in each of his last three league starts. Kortney Hause will continue to play alongside Tyrone Mings at the centre of the Villa defence as they look to keep Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino quiet on Sunday.

Ezri Konsa will once again get the nod to start at right-back while Neil Taylor comes in to feature as the left-back. Matt Targett has been ruled out of this encounter at Anfield due to a hamstring injury, so Taylor will have a rare chance to impress down the left flank.

4-3-3 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Liverpool (Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish seen in the picture)
Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks dejected after defeat in the Premier League match between Leicester City and Aston Villa at The King Power Stadium on March 09, 2020, in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Midfield

Smith might choose to go with the energetic John McGinn to anchor the Villa midfield alongside Marvelous Nakamba and Douglas Luiz. The hard-working trio will focus on challenging for every loose possession of the ball at the centre of the park and providing adequate protection for the back four.

Conor Hourihane might be handed a rest following his lacklustre display versus Wolves in midweek. However, he should be available on the bench and might come on to influence the game if needed.

Attack

Jack Grealish will play as an advanced wide player on the left side of the Villans attack. He will carry most of the creative burden but will also have to work hard defensively to neutralise the threat of Mohamed Salah out on the wide areas. Ahmed Elmohamady could get an opportunity to operate on the right-wing as he tries to help Konsa cope with the pace of Andrew Robertson and Sadio Mane.

Keinan Davis is expected to lead the line for the West Midlands outfit down the middle. Both Mbwana Samatta and Anwar El Ghazi will have to settle for a spot on the bench as they await their chance to feature as the impact substitutes in the second half if Dean Smith decides to call upon their services.

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