Steven Gerrard’s Villa Impact

Steven Gerrard’s Villa Impact

Stevie Gerrard cemented his role as Aston Villa manager this past weekend when leading his new side into Anfield. The game was full of frustration, and gave mild indications of the manager he is becoming. With an ultra defensive style and formula built to slow the rampaging reds, he showed perhaps too much respect for Jürgen Klopp’s side. The narrow 1-0 home win managed to hide the the domination of Liverpool, and the negative approach by the visiting team wasn’t …
Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa- The Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa- The Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 5.5 Long stretches of inactivity and some hairy moments led to an up and down afternoon. If these suspect moments see a clean sheet and a probable kick start ensue (before the next run of games), then that’s just fine. Trent Alexander Arnold - 7.5 The low blocks and overloading of Gerrard’s Villa frustrated, but Trents ability and strength from the right are so apparent. Good defensive work also. Andy Robertson - 8.0 It’s not a false …
What does Steven Gerrard have to do with Aston Villa to get the Liverpool job?

What does Steven Gerrard have to do with Aston Villa to get the Liverpool job?

That seems to be the question everyone has been asking since his appointment at Villa Park.  Some of the expectations being placed on him are over the top. People want him doing well with Villa in Europe, they want him pushing for the top six, doing well in domestic cups and taking scalps in the Premier League. Of course, all of that would be ideal. But I think we need to be realistic.  Villa have a good squad. They have …
Liverpool Linked With Possible Surprise Move for Aston Villa Midfielder

Liverpool Linked With Possible Surprise Move for Aston Villa Midfielder

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp is reported to be interested in a surprise move for Aston Villa's Scotland international midfielder John McGinn. McGinn was one of the Villa players who apparently stood out for Klopp when Dean Smith's side hammered Liverpool 7-2 at Villa Park last October. James Pearce reports in his piece in The Athletic that Klopp sought out Andy Robertson to discuss McGinn's ability in more detail. Robertson, of course, is McGinn's international teammate with Scotland. The article states …
Why Liverpool might want John McGinn

Why Liverpool might want John McGinn

For a team reportedly not in the market for a midfielder, Liverpool seem to be getting linked with midfield reinforcements on a daily basis.  Last week, it was Florian Neuhaus. Then it was Christoph Baumgartner. Now it is John McGinn. According to The Athletic, the Villa No7 has impressed Jurgen Klopp and the Reds do hold an interest in the 26-year-old. James Pearce went on to say that a move for the Scotland international is unlikely this summer due to …
Liverpool defender delighted Reds showed fight to bounce back after going behind against Villa

Liverpool defender delighted Reds showed fight to bounce back after going behind against Villa

Liverpool defender Nat Phillips was delighted with how The Reds battled back from a goal down to take all three points against Aston Villa. Phillips was at the heart of Liverpool's back four alongside Ozan Kabak again. They were unable to prevent Ollie Watkins from putting the visitors ahead in the first half. It was Watkins' fourth goal against Liverpool this season. Thankfully, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold were able to provide the goals in the second half for The …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Premier League champions Liverpool won their first home game since Christmas, as they beat Aston Villa 2-1, courtesy of a late strike by Alexander-Arnold. Systems Liverpool played in a 4-3-3, with Roberto Firmino returning to the forward line in place of Sadio Mané. Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum retained their starting places and were partnered with James Milner. Otherwise, the team remained unchanged. Dean Smith's Villa side also used a 4-3-3 structure, with Ollie Watkins leading the line, but in midfield …
Klopp says Liverpool must continue to

Klopp says Liverpool must continue to "strike back" for remainder of this "bumpy season"

Jürgen Klopp insists that Liverpool must continue to "strike back" if they are to salvage something from this "bumpy season". The Reds had to fight for a come-from-behind victory against Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday in the Premier League. The win brought an end to a six-game losing streak for Klopp's side at their home ground. Ollie Watkins put Aston Villa ahead, making it four goals in two games against Liverpool for the young striker. Liverpool thought they had …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to play Aston Villa on Saturday?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to play Aston Villa on Saturday?

Liverpool are at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League this weekend. What starting lineup will Jürgen Klopp go with for this game? The Reds have lost their last six league fixtures at Anfield and they were beaten 7-2 by Aston Villa the last time the sides met back in October. Confidence had been returning among the squad after a recent upturn in form but then Real Madrid knocked the wind out of their sails on Tuesday night in …
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview - Reds face Villa in first of two consecutive season-defining games

Liverpool vs Aston Villa Preview - Reds face Villa in first of two consecutive season-defining games

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Paul Tierney Date & Time – Saturday, April 10th @ 15:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 11/20, Draw 16/5, Aston Villa 5/1 ________________________________________________________ Liverpool are battling to keep their season alive these days. A slight upturn in form has seen hopes of a top-four finish rekindled at Anfield. On Tuesday night, The Reds' Champions League dreams took a blow to the throat in Madrid, however. Now, Jürgen Klopp and his men must put …
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