Liverpool have made a reliable start to the new Premier League season, and they will be back in front of their home fans this weekend when they come up against Aston Villa. The visitors have won each of their last two since falling to defeat on the opening day.
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Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with the start to the season that his Liverpool side have made, as they currently sit in the top four after failing to lose in each of their opening three matches. The Reds have recorded back-to-back wins after being held to a draw at Chelsea on the opening day.
Liverpool needed to ride their luck in their most recent fixture, as they came back from a 1-0 deficit to land a 2-1 victory at St. James’ Park against Newcastle. Despite being down to ten men and seeing just 40% of the possession, the Reds stole maximum points in the final ten minutes, with Darwin Nunez netting twice to stun the home crowd. The match-winning goal was scored in the 90th minute, meaning Liverpool have now scored 42 last-minute winners in the Premier League.
Aston Villa will be the visitors to Anfield this Sunday, as they look to continue their excellent recent run of form. Unai Emery’s side have bounced back effectively following a heavy loss on the opening day of the season against Newcastle, as they have won each of their last two.
Villa was excellent on the road against Burnley last weekend, with Matty Cash being the unlikely hero after netting twice. Moussa Diaby also netted his second goal of the season in the second half to make sure of the victory. The win means that only Man City and Arsenal have won more Premier League games since Emery’s arrival.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Head to head
Liverpool are unbeaten in their previous five Premier League matches against Villa since a 7-2 loss at Villa Park in October 2020. However, the most recent clash between the sides at Anfield saw the points shared following a 1-1 draw in May.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa Prediction
Aston Villa’s away record deserves a lot of respect ahead of this fixture at Anfield. The Reds will be without Virgil van Dijk this weekend, and that could be a key piece of team news to consider. Therefore, a chance will be taken on Villa to land a first win at Anfield since 2014.
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