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Liverpool will face Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Friday night, and Jurgen Klopp’s team is no doubt seeking revenge for the 7-2 hammering they received at Villa Park earlier in the season.
The game was in doubt after an outbreak of the virus at Bodymoor Heath, Villa’s training ground, but it appears the Villans are planning to play your side U23.
This therefore represents an opportunity for Klopp to make a lot of changes to his Liverpool squad, although he will surely be eager to progress as the Reds are last. won the FA Cup in 2006 under Rafa Benítez.
Here’s how Football FanCast expects the German coach to line up his team against Villa tonight, with five changes from the team that started against Southampton last time …
Alisson keeps his place between the sticks for this one as it could still prove a tough game against the young Villans.
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There are three changes to the defense as Trent Alexander-Arnold is rested after a disastrous performance against Southampton, with Neco Williams replacing him.
James Milner replaces Andrew Robertson at the left-back position, and the Scottish international gets a well-deserved break.
Jordan Henderson returns to midfield to accommodate Rhys Williams, who returns as center back alongside Fabinho.
Thiago improves his fitness as he begins his second straight game in defensive midfield, with Henderson and Curtis Jones leading the way, and the youngster may be the key to bringing some creativity from midfield.
The Reds have been shy recently, so Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino start up front and hope to score some goals against this young Villa team, while Mohamed Salah falls to the bench, with Takumi Minamino in his place.
Earlier in the season, Klopp described the Japanese international as a “machineAnd after scoring in his last start against Crystal Palace, the £ 75k per week The forward deserves the opportunity to start in this match.
And, in other news … Klopp can solve a key problem by promoting the adolescent sensation compared to Fernando Torrres.