Aston Villa vs Liverpool: How to watch live, team news, TV channel, stream link. By Nicholas MendolaMay 10, 2022, 11:10 AM EDT Liverpool have no more room for error as the Reds face Aston Villa on the road in Premier League midweek action on Tuesday.
Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge took a significant hit on the weekend and they now find themselves three points behind Manchester City. On Tuesday they face a trip to the Midlands to face Aston Villa but it’s essential they don’t drop any more points.
Can Villa finish off the Red's title hopes or will Jurgen Klopp’s men put the pressure back on City? Don’t miss our Aston Villa vs. Liverpool picks and predictions to find out.
With less than two weeks to go of the Premier League season, there is still so much to play for at both ends of the table.
The title race took a huge turn over the weekend when Manchester City opened up a three point gap over Liverpool, but there could be more twists and turns with both sides in action in midweek. The Reds travel to Aston Villa on Tuesday, while City visit Wolves on Wednesday.
Meanwhile there is still the threat of relegation looming for several sides at the bottom, with Watford and Norwich City ’s demotions to the Championship the only things determined thus far. And former Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has given his verdict ahead of this upcoming midweek action in another exciting round of fixtures.
Liverpool suffered a huge setback in their quest to win the quadruple this season when they dropped points at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, with Luis Diaz rescuing a point in the 1-1 draw at Anfield. They now face a tough midweek trip away to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa, who have won their last two fixtures, but Owen predicts the Reds to come away with a win.
He told BetVictor : “That was an impressive win for Villa at Turf Moor on Saturday. Burnley have been in good form, so to go and score three shows how dangerous this Villa side can be. Outside the top six, there’s not many sides who have the quality and the options that Villa do in attack.
“Liverpool didn’t play badly against Spurs, but it was a draw nonetheless. They’ve been winning so many games that it was inevitable they would drop points at some point. Liverpool just have to win their remaining games and see where that takes them. I can’t see them dropping points here, I’m predicting a 3-1 win.”
Can Liverpool still win the Premier League? Of course! Will they win the Premier League? Probably not. They can, though, most definitely win the FA Cup, the final of which is on Saturday. And that might come into Jurgen Klopp's thinking at Aston Villa this evening, although it's more likely the exertions against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday will have the biggest influence over team selection. Regardless, I'd be making changes. Loads of them.
In goal remains Alisson Becker. And while Virgil van Dijk also keeps his place, the rest of the defence doesn't. So say hello to Joe Gomez at right-back, Kostas Tsimikas at left-back and Joel Matip at centre-back.
Midfield also sees a whole lotta rotation. Jordan Henderson can stay but drop into the defensive role, with James Milner and Naby Keita coming back to reprise the engine room at Newcastle United the other week. The alternative is to give Curtis Jones a run-out ahead of Keita.
Up top, Mohamed Salah is the mainstay as he's due a goal burst, but I'd bring Diogo Jota in on the left and Divock Origi down the middle. And if you think that's an interesting team, wait until you see what I've got lined up for Southampton next week if things go awry tonight...
Should Jurgen Klopp’s side pick up all three points, then the pressure will once again be on Man City to retain their three-point lead at the top of the table. City comfortably beat Newcastle 5-0 on Sunday, but a Wednesday night trip to Wolves is certain to provide a tougher test, especially as the hosts secured a 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Saturday.
Nonetheless, Pep Guardiola’s side won’t let their guard slip that easily, and Owen predicts another win for the league leaders here. He said: “I didn’t see Wolves’ draw with Chelsea coming, particularly with 15 minutes to go! To come from two goals down was really impressive and showed what a good side they can be.
“All eyes were on City against Newcastle to see how they would react after that defeat in Madrid. Pep couldn’t have asked for a better response from his side, they dominated the game. They scored five, which could have been more. You wouldn’t have known City lost in midweek. I’ve got to fancy them again here. 2-0 City.”