If they beat Aston Villa in today’s match, Liverpool will definitely have a chance to finish the season in No. 1. In the past time, The Kop has enough ability to make that come true.
After 34 rounds, Aston Villa currently has 43 points, 11 points more than the relegation group. With the season only 4 rounds left to end, coach Steven Gerrard’s teachers and students have certainly remained relegated. However, the goal of the Villa Park team in welcoming Liverpool this time is to win at least 1 point to continue towards the Top 10 (1 point less than Crystal Palace’s 10th place).
That’s the goal, but implementing it is a completely different matter. In fact, the performance of The Villa recently is not really impressive. Aston Villa did not win 5 of the last 7 matches, of which 3 were unable to shake the opponent’s net. The ability to score ineffectively is the problem of the Villa Park team at this time. The reason comes from the fact that Danny Ings and Ollie Watkins are no longer able to maintain their impressive scoring ability as in the previous period.
On the opposite side, Liverpool need 3 more points to temporarily win the No. 1 position in the table before Manchester City have a confrontation with Wolverhampton 1 day. They can completely complete this task early if they beat Aston Villa today. This is not too difficult a challenge for the red half of Liverpool. Statistically speaking, the Anfield team won 6 of the last 7 matches. Even strong teams like Man City, Manchester United or Villarreal are subdued at the hands of The Kop.
In this season, Liverpool had 1 encounter with Aston Villa and coach Jurgen Klopp’s teachers and students also won that match. The possibility of striker Roberto Firmino missing this match is very large. The Brazilian striker is still not fully recovered from the injury. However, away fans do not have to worry too much with the replacement of Diogo Jota, who often plays quite well when given the opportunity to enter the field. In addition, Sadio Mane and especially MohamedSalah can also complete the task of scoring well.