Aston Villa vs Liverpool prediction and form for Klopp's LAST road trip

The end of the 2023-24 season has been a bitter pill to swallow for Liverpool fans with Jurgen Klopp's 'Last Dance' running out of steam in the Premier League title race.

The final chapter of the Klopp era, marked by inconsistency and injuries, has left Reds fans longing for the spark which ignited the trophy-laden journey under the charismatic German.

Champions League qualification for next year is secure, but a faltering domestic campaign and an underwhelming Europa League exit at the hands of Atalanta have left Klopp departing with a whimper rather than a bang.

As the Reds head into their final days under his stewardship, Aston Villa will provide another difficult task, as the hosts themselves need another win to secure a Champions League spot next year.

It is the last road trip of Klopp's Anfield reign (8pm UK, Monday night, Sky Sports), so how will things play out on Monday night in the Midlands?

Current Form and Team News

Unai Emery on the touchline

The Reds will be aiming to give Klopp the perfect send-off in his final days as boss. They recently returned to winning ways with a 4-2 triumph over Tottenham last weekend, rediscovering the goal touch which had deserted them in those crucial losses at home to Crystal Palace and then in the derby at Goodison.

In terms of team news, Klopp will provide an update on Diogo Jota's fitness following his absence in the Spurs win. Ben Doak, Joel Matip, and Thiago Alcantara remain unavailable.

Villa, meanwhile, are limping towards the finish line following injuries to key players. Their Europa Conference League hopes were dashed by defeat at the hands of Olympiakos, and their recent Premier League defeat to Brighton further dampened spirits.

Unai Emery's side will assess Morgan Rogers, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Youri Tielemans before the match, while Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendia, and Boubacar Kamara are confirmed absentees.

Prediction and Potential Scoreline

Liverpool TV Tottenham

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Liverpool have recently dominated this fixture, with the last ten games across the Premier League and FA Cup between the two seeing the Reds win seven, Villa winning two and one draw in May 2023. Despite Villa's home advantage, their injuries and packed fixture schedule could hinder their performance.

In contrast, Liverpool's attacking form makes them favourites. We expect goals, and the Reds should edge this one after an entertaining game.

Our Prediction: Liverpool to win 3-2


Q: When and where is the Aston Villa vs Liverpool match taking place?

  • A: The match will be held on Monday, 13 May 2024, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm BST at Villa Park, Birmingham.

Q: Which TV channels will broadcast the game, and is there a live stream available?

  • A: The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Subscribers can also watch via live stream on the Sky Go website and app.

Q: What is the latest team news for Liverpool and Aston Villa?

  • A:
    • Liverpool: Diogo Jota remains a doubt, but Klopp will provide an update closer to the match. Ben Doak, Joel Matip, and Thiago Alcantara are out due to injuries.
    • Aston Villa: Morgan Rogers, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Youri Tielemans are being assessed, while Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings, Emi Buendia, and Boubacar Kamara are confirmed absentees.

Q: What is Liverpool's current form heading into this match?

  • A: Liverpool recently defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-2, highlighting their attacking prowess, despite an overall inconsistent season.

Q: How have Aston Villa performed recently?

  • A: Aston Villa lost to Brighton in the Premier League and were eliminated from the Europa Conference League by Olympiakos, reflecting their injury struggles and congested fixture schedule.

Q: What's the head-to-head record between Aston Villa and Liverpool?

  • A: Liverpool have historically dominated this fixture, with 102 wins to Aston Villa's 59. The teams have drawn 41 times.
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