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Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Aston Villa

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Liverpool will face Aston Villa on Saturday at the Anfield, where manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping for nothing less than full three points.

The Reds cemented their fourth position last week, after earning an emphatic victory against Stoke City at the Britannia. Manager Brendan Rodgers feels if the Reds can maintain this momentum, a possible title challenge cannot be ruled out either.

sturridge excited by telepathic suarez partnership Possible Liverpool Starting Line Up Against Aston Villa

Striker Daniel Sturridge returned last week with a fine cameo performance and Rodgers insisted the Englishman could start against the Villans.

Defence: French defender Mamadou Sakho could be fit to play this game, which means Kolo Toure will drop to the bench. Glen Johnson and Aly Cissokho will take up the right and left back roles respectively.

Midfield: This is where Rodgers’ main concern lies. He cannot drop Jordan Henderson. No way can he do that; however, he cannot also drop Raheem Sterling, especially how brilliant he has been in the last few games. Therefore, Henderson will come in at the central midfield, allowing skipper Gerrard to play deeper.

Forward: Coutinho and Sterling should start on either flanks while Sturridge and Suarez will start upfront as the front two strikers.

Prediction: 3-1; Liverpool have won their last 7 home matches in the Premier League and expect them to win comfortably against Villa as well.

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Comments (7)

  1. This line up looks ok but honestly I think without new signings this team wont get us top 4.A left back,a central mid and a winger are needed and I am sure BR knows this but if he does get the money to spend there is no room for more lightweight players that will come good in 5 years.

  2. Villa play a 3-5-2 so I don’t think Rodgers will play with just two midfielder and get overrun in midfield. I have a feeling he might keep Sturridge on the bench cause Sturridge is only back from injury and Coutinho is our playmaker so can’t drop him and Sterling been playing fantastic lately murdering teams with his pace. I think it will be the same team that started against Stoke with maybe Sakho coming in.

  3. I will like to show lfc funs very use full formula that will make our team very power full, just like Bayern and even much beter.think about it?????!!!!!!
    BR has ability to build competative team,if he follow this idea,he must get £25M from the owners I realy sure they can.after that he will sell borini by only £9M plus money from tiago by sending him on loan and cancelling moses’s contract,if you add all of these money the team can get at least £35M, it is a big money and it can build the team.
    spend it the right way just like buying £16M for M.salah he realy good left winger plus £10M for Brzilian righ winger jorjinho and lastly £9M for badu, Ghana international he is realy the of players we need.
    What is better all of this our lonea players like assaidi,suso they realy got enough expercience for them to play next season for the reds

  4. I like it. I am a bit concerned that Stevie and Hendo could get overrun in the middle if Villa play 4-5-1 or (like Hull) 3-5-2, but I expect us to have a lot of posession which means that we’ll have 5 attacking players with Stevie behind pulling the strings.

    Against the top teams it definitely leaves us weak in the middle and I would expect to see a 4-5-1 or variant (like Arsenal) like this:

    ……………Mignolet
    Johnson….Skrtel….Sakho….Cissokho/Enrique
    …………Gerrard
    ……………..Lucas
    ..Sterling……Hendo…….Coutinho
    ……………Suarez

    With Sturridge on the bench if we need goals in the 2nd half.

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been so excited about our chances in the league.

    Looking forward to a good game tomorrow.

  5. ————–mignolet————-
    johnson – skrtel – sakho – cissokho
    ————- Gerrard ————-
    —– Lucas —— Henderson ——
    Sterling —- Suarez —- Sturridge

    Coutinho not been at his best recently so should drop to bench. We will play 442 when in possession with Sturridge moving more central and Henderson drifting out to the left. Formation will move back to 433 when not in possession with Henderson more central and Sturridge/Suarez pushing out wide left.

  6. Better the same team that started against stock city and previos teams should start and there4 sturridge who is fresh from injury should be substituted by who ever looks weak later in the second half and this will be slight rest for him so that he can prepare against big teams coming ahead.

  7. I wud defo not leave out sterling wat a player