Liverpool will host Aston Villa tomorrow looking to banish the demons of Thursday night after Manchester City destroyed them at The Etihad.
While the loss meant little in terms of the title, it will have hurt the Reds and manager, Jurgen Klopp. On the flip side, it was a statement of intent from Pep Guardiola’s charges ahead of next season.
But a home clash with struggling Villa gives Liverpool the perfect chance to put things right. Dean Smith’s men are in woeful form and struggling to pick results up after a gruelling return from lockdown.
The game gives Klopp the chance to perhaps make a few changes to his side. This could include resting some of his top stars, while there’s a chance some could simply be dropped owing to Thursday’s shoddy performance at City.
With that, we predict the Liverpool boss to make a number of changes to his first XI for the clash with Villa. This includes starts for Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita, while we also think Takumi Minamino might well get a chance.
Here, then, is our predicted XI as Liverpool host Aston Villa tomorrow.