Liverpool LIV Salah (Pen 67')
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Premier League Gameweek 16
Dec 11, 2021 KO: 15:00

Liverpool - Aston Villa

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Stuart Attwell
Salah (Pen) 67'  

Match preview

Stars to return - How Liverpool could line up against Aston Villa

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made a raft of changes against Milan, but expect big names to return versus Villa

It will be an emotional affair at Anfield on Saturday afternoon as former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard returns to the club as an opposition manager for the first time,

Gerrard served as Liverpool captain during a 17-year spell with the Reds and is recognised as a legendary figure at the club.

Now, though, he is a manager with a burgeoning reputation and for the first time in his career will be hoping Liverpool lose at Anfield as he takes his Aston Villa side into the away dressing room.

Liverpool had Champions League duties midweek and it was pretty much a perfect Matchday Six for Jurgen Klopp as he made a raft of changes to his starting XI against Milan yet still witnessed his team win at San Siro.

A variety of stars are set to return for the Premier League clash against Aston Villa, with youngsters like Neco Williams and Tyler Morton likely to drop out.

Alisson will start in goal behind a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago will make up the midfield three.

Divock Origi scored again in his chance in the side but will probably drop out, with Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in attack.

Williams, Ibrahima Konate, Nat Phillips, Konstantinos Tsimikas, Morton, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino and Origi will all drop out of the starting XI.

Preicted Liverpool XI v Aston Villa

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  Average Match Rating  
8.2
  Home  
7.1
7.4
  Away  
7.0
7.8
  Total  
7.0

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Aston Villa
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
16
9
Draws
3
1
Losses
1
10
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
60
34
Goals Per Game
3.00
1.70
More > 2.5 Goals
16
14
More > 3 Goals
12
6
Scored First in a Match
17
9
Scored Both Halves
14
5
Won More > 1 Goal
12
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
30
Did Not Score
0
2
Both Teams Scored
9
13
Kept Clean Sheet
11
5
Won Without Conceding
11
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
790
532
Possession
63
43
Passes
600
342
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
18
12
Shots on Target
6.60
4.10
Goals out of Shots
0.18
0.15
Crosses
21
18
Offsides
2.00
1.73
Penalties
0.05
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.55
0.25
Tackles Won
6.87
8.73
Clearances
13
18
Interceptions
11
8.87
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
15
17
Total Shots Conceded
8.35
14
Shots on Target Conceded
3.15
4.80
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.10
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
11
Yellow Cards
1.30
2.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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