Liverpool predicted XI to face Aston Villa

Liverpool travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday night.

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Aston Villa must shake off recent disappointment as they prepare to host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday night.

Unai Emery’s squad suffered a setback in their last domestic outing against Brighton and subsequently had their hopes dashed in the Europa Conference League after a defeat to Olympiakos on Thursday night.

On the other hand, Liverpool find themselves in the final phase of the Jurgen Klopp era.

While clinching the title remains a distant possibility, the primary focus will undoubtedly be on giving the German manager the ideal send-off following his immensely successful tenure.

The Reds regained their momentum with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham in their previous match, and with Champions League qualification already secured, they aim to savor the remaining days under Klopp’s leadership.

However, Diogo Jota’s fitness remains uncertain as he was unable to return to team training before last week’s triumph over Spurs, with no further updates provided at Friday’s pre-match press conference.

Additionally, Ben Doak, Joel Matip, and Thiago Alcantara are confirmed absentees for Liverpool.

As for Aston Villa, they are evaluating the fitness of Morgan Rogers, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Youri Tielemans, who were all unavailable for Thursday’s defeat.

Meanwhile, Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendia, and Boubacar Kamara are sidelined with injuries.

Klopp heaped praise on Aston Villa manager Unai Emery ahead of the game. The German said: “Incredible job. Unai Emery is one of the best we have in the business, 100 per cent.

“Wherever he was he had success. Sometimes clubs were not ready to wait for it, maybe, if you look back probably these clubs would have made different decisions.

“I have known him for so long, I think when I met him first time he was managing in Moscow, it was in Russia I’m pretty sure at that time. That’s really long ago and he always had a clear idea.

“Then he won plenty of times with Sevilla. It was really tricky for us when we faced him with Villarreal.

“He always organised a team extremely, extremely well.

“The job he is doing is absolutely exceptional.

“We all know how important it is for a club to qualify for the Champions League, how difficult it is to do that.

“And that he probably, very likely will do that, yeah, is absolutely exceptional.

“No other words for it.”

Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Roberston; Endo, Mac Allister, Elliott, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

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