“This will be the last race for the Premier League title the next five years? “writes Rob Hisnay.” I say that because, with Manchester City signing Erling Haaland, it doesn’t look good for competitiveness Premier League. ”
Folk said the same when Manchester United signed Juan Sebastian Veron and Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2001, and when Chelsea bought Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko in 2006. Both teams won the title only once in the next five years. I mean, Haaland could score 50 goals by November, but I’m open for now, especially with Jurgen Klopp.
Steven Gerrard made two changes to Aston Villa’s win at Burnley on Saturday. The marvelous Nakamba and Philippe Coutinho replace Calum Chambers and Emi Buendi.
Jurgen Klopp is resting a number of players ahead of the FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday. There are a total of five changes from a 1-1 draw with the Spurs over the weekend. Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota are coming to the heavyweight quintet of Ibrahim Konate, Andy Robertson (who is not among the deputies), Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah.
Aston Villa (4-D-2) Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne; Nakamba; McGinn, Douglas Louise; Coutinho; Watkins, Ings.
Substitutions: Olsen, Chambers, Chrisene, A Young, Iroegbunam, Sanson, Carney Chukwuemeka, Buendia, Traore.
Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Tsimikas; Keita, Fabinho, Jones; Jota, Mane, Diaz.
Substitutions: Kelleher, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Salah, Henderson, Gomez, Origi.
Referee Jon Moss.
Of all the gin joints. The year is 2022, Liverpool is included in the race for the title – and Steven Gerrard is the central figure. The decision on the computer and the managerial carousel, Gerrard’s Aston Villa side plays Liverpool tonight and Manchester City at the Etihad on the last day of the season. He could help Liverpool win the title, or he could finish them off in the next few hours.
If Liverpool throw points tonight, it will be everywhere except tweeting. As they have taken 41 points in their last 15 league games, even stupid money is on their win at Villa Park. But there is no break for the wicked: the more successful you are, the more games you have, and this is Liverpool’s 12th game in 39 days since the last international break.
One interpretation of their draw with the Spurs on Saturday is that they showed signs of fatigue, mentally and not physically, although it is actually too early to draw such a conclusion. No one should be surprised if hunt Villa outside the park tonight.
Villa have won the last two games though, breaking a poor run of form, and have players who can hurt Liverpool: Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings and an artist formerly called The Little Magician.
Like Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho will experience mixed emotions tonight.
Start the game 8 p.m.