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Liverpool entered their second match as the Premier League champions at home against relegation threat Aston on Sunday, although Jurgen Klopp will demand a response from his side. Their first match as the champions saw them fall into the season's worst defeat to Manchester City on Thursday night.

Comment on Liverpool - Premier League

Klopp and his students will face many weak teams for the rest of the season, and no more FA Cup or Champions League to fight. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita are among the players who will hope to return to the starting line-up while James Milner is also coming back after a hamstring strain. Veteran center-back Dejan Lovren missed Man City's defeat to guard against being hit but could return to a dispute in the defense with many mistakes by Joe Gomez in the recent 0-4 defeat to Man City. Xherdan Shaqiri will not be able to return for this match, Joel Matip is the only long-term absence of Liverpool currently excluded in the rest of the season due to a toe injury. The teachers and coach Jurgen Klopp have just been crowned Premier League for the first time in 30 years,

Comment on Aston Villa - Premier League

Aston Villa will not have Matt Targett due to hamstring problems, but Frederic Guilbert and Danny Drinkwater are present while Henri Lansbury will undergo a late fitness test. Long-term absentees Wesley and Tom Heaton are still absent as are Bjorn Engels due to the Achilles heel problem. Villa's recent poor performance shows a correlation with the decline of Jack Grealish as the captain went through nine appearances without goals and contributed only one assist in those matches. Aston Villa come to Anfield with the current longest non-winning series of matches in the Premier League, only 2 points compared to 24 points that can be collected, Dean Smith's teachers are fighting relegation and the latest round is a 0-1 defeat on home ground under the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday.