Liverpool vs Aston Villa prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

This afternoon, Liverpool will welcome Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa at Anfield in the Premier League.

Of course, the return of the club legend will dominate the narrative around the match, but Liverpool cannot give up any ground in such a tight race for the title.

Watch the live broadcast: Team news and all the action as Liverpool face Aston Villa

The Reds trail the leaders by just one point after Divock Origi’s last-gasp win against Wolverhampton last weekend, and Jurgen Klopp seized the opportunity to turn his side as they beat AC Milan in their last Champions League group game of the week.

Villa have been in good shape since Gerrard’s arrival, though, winning three of his four league games, including a comeback against Leicester last time out, with the unlikely goal-scoring champion Esri Konsa.

Here’s everything you need to know before the match:

What is the time and what is the starting time?

The match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 11 December at Anfield.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

Unfortunately, the match will not be televised live in the UK, however, highlights will be available shortly after full time as well as for today’s match in the evening.

Confirmed formations

Liverpool: Alisson. Alexander-Arnold, Matip; Van Dyck, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane

Aston Villa: Martinez. Cash, Konsa, Mings, Target; McGinn, Nakamba, Louise; J. Ramsey, Watkins, Young

Prospect

Liverpool – 1/5

Draw – 11/2

Aston Villa – 12/1

prediction

Villa have been in great shape since Gerrard’s arrival, but a Liverpool side at such a difficult level must ultimately emerge victorious in what will be an emotional return for fans at Anfield. Liverpool 3-1 Aston Villa.

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