Aston Villa will travel to Anfield, as they face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, hoping to get all three points from this away encounter. The Villans recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Hibernian in the second leg of the Europe conference league playoffs, so we can expect them to be confident heading into this contest.
Unai Emery will probably opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to the starting XI for this contest. Emi Martinez still remains doubtful with a calf problem while Tyrone Mings joins the treatment room alongside Emi Buendia.
3-4-2-1 Aston Villa Predicted XI Vs Liverpool
Robin Olsen will function in between the sticks for the Villans after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Pau Torres will form the customary centre-half partnership with Ezri Konsa and Diego Carlos in a three-man backline as they try to keep things solid inside their half during the 90 minutes.
Matty Cash will keep his spot on right flank while Lucas Digne hopes to give a good account of himself on the other side. Emery will ask both of them to remain compact defensively and also stretch the opposition backline in the final third.
The talented duo of John McGinn and Moussa Diaby will play just ahead of them as part of Emery’s attack. Both McGinn and Diaby will be instructed to get in behind the Hibernian backline at every chance they get.
Bertrand Traore and Youri Tielemans will have to settle for a spot on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second 45 minutes if told to do so.
Ollie Watkins will lead the line for the Villans on his own up top. He has been in a good run of form recently, so we can expect him to be eager to find the back of the net in this clash.