Liverpool lineup against Aston Villa on Friday with the Reds wanting to end a poor run of form. However, Jürgen Klopp will also be keen on sticking to his guns in terms of giving youth a chance in the FA Cup. It’ll be a mixed bag of a side and it is nearly impossible to call but we’ll have a go anyway. Here is our predicted Liverpool lineup to face Aston Villa:
Goalkeeper: Caoimhin Kelleher
The Irishman will surely be given the cup keeper role after his impressive performances in the absence of Alisson Becker.
Right back: Neco Williams
The Welshman is thoroughly deserving of another call up to the starting lineup and Trent Alexander-Arnold could do with a rest.
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Centre back: Rhys Williams
Williams has been largely faultless this season and after the failed experiment at Southampton he should return to the defence.
Centre back: Fabinho
The boss is going to show the tie some respect and Fabinho could be the token gesture ahead of Nat Phillips.
Left back: Kostas Tsimikas
As long as the Greek defender is fit he should start ahead of Andy Robertson who deserves a rest.
Defensive midfield: Thiago
Hopefully the Spaniard will be given an hour to help him continue to build up match sharpness ahead of the Man United game.
Centre midfield: James Milner
The veteran midfielder will likely provide some experience in the middle.
Centre midfield: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
The Ox could do with regaining his match sharpness, he looked off the pace at Southampton.
Right wing: Xherdan Shaqiri
The Swiss international is returning from injury and warrants a start with Mo Salah needing some time out.
Striker: Divock Origi
The Belgian could be given yet another chance to prove himself in the FA Cup. Please don’t make the boss regret it.
Left wing: Takumi Minamino
Taki played excellently off the left against Crystal Palace, it’s a wonder why he hasn’t been given a game since.