LIV Vs AVL Dream11, Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Gargantuan tie in Liverpool’s season as the club looks to lay down a statement of intent today.
Out to face Manchester City amid applause from the side they had sent packing from their high seat to clinch the Premier League trophy in their favour, Liverpool’s foregone encounter was supposed to be an occasion to revel in. Taking to the field for the first time after having won their first ever title, Liverpool looked to show everyone why they had torched their way unchallenged to the trophy this season.
And the side couldn’t have asked for a more apt opposition to square off against with the team clashing heads with last season’s champions. This was supposed to be a fixture where they defeated City for the second time this season and ended up cherishing a long yearned for title.
However, the fixture was anything but a joyous affair for the club with Liverpool royally embarrassed and made a mockery of by Manchester City. The club as way off its game, enduring a horrid 4-0 trashing at the hands of their opponents, a performance which saw Liverpool’s naysayers awaken and berate the club for the shambolic manner it fell apart after sealing the title.
Slandered for a performance that was completely unbecoming of champions, today’s clash comes bearing with it behemoth ramifications for the league leaders. Playing in their home stadium for the first time after clinching the title, the side needs to paper over the cracks of last time’s battering and remind everyone of their nonchalant march towards the title.
And the side will fully repose the faith earmarked in them with a thunderous showing, one which sees them ripping their opposition into shreds as they decimate them in all departments of the game.
Probable Playing 11
- Matip is set to miss out on the day’s impending encounter for Liverpool with the player still struggling with his injury.
- Heaton and Wesley will be sitting out yet another fixture for the visiting team with the players riddled with injuries currently.
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Nyland, Konsa, Hause, Mings, Taylor, McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane, El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Liverpool Vs Aston Villa
Date And Time: 5th June, Sunday- 9:00pm IST
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
Top Goal Scorer
- Salah: 17 Goals
- Grealish: 7 Goals, 6 Assists
Manchester City Vs Liverpool: 4-0
LIV Vs AVL Dream11 Picks
Aston Villa gave Nyland a run in when the league restarted but it was clear that he is not cut out for the task. The player clearly didn’t fill the goal-keeping bill for the club, engulfing the side in lacklustre displays of shot stopping which saw the team go on a downtick.
His stuttering form means the return of Pepe Reina, a player who knows all too well with his time at the club. And up against a side he had served previously, he has all the motivation of coming out with a stalwart performance to see us make him our side’s watchdog.
With City toying around and moulding Liverpool according to their fancies the last time around, Klopp decided it was best to rest players who were needed for the upcoming encounters. It saw him take off Trent Alexander-Arnold, a move which is set to see the fullback become a part of the side’s playing 11 today.
With 12 assists, he becomes the first go to player for us along with CB’s Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, two tenacious CBs who have shipped this Liverpool backline into the league’s most sound and compact defensive contingent.
Wingback Frederic Gilbert meanwhile will make way in our side from the other side with the player capable of utilising his dual toned nature as a player to good effect.
This looks set to be a match where Klopp ends up heavily shuffling around with his midfield. With the turnover time being extremely rapid between encounters and the quality of opposition a relatively easy one, Klopp will be looking to use the encounter to give the rest of his squad some much needed time out in the middle.
Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain looks set to get a chance on the day and given the way in which he can easily involve himself in the side’s attacking soirees, the player will become the first pick from the side. CDM Fabinho finds a place in our side as well after he scored for the club in their 4-0 win against Crystal Palace.
With 15 goals this season, Sadio Mane also joins up with the two, a player who is set to add to his tally when he takes on the league’s worst defence. Elsewhere, the visiting team’s leading scorer with 7 goals and 6 assists, Jack Grealish becomes the first pick from the side along with John McGinn.
Mohamed Salah became the only player to play the full 90 minutes against City making his role in the side’s playing 11 dicey today. However, the 17 goal man is too risky to leave out infront of an opposition that has shipped in a horrendous 60 goals to see us opt for him from the home team.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Trent will be our captain for the day owing to his ability to roll in the goals and assists along with a likely cleansheet while Mane is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Pepe, Trent, Virgil, Gomez, Gilbert, Mane, Fabinho, Alex, Jack, John, Salah
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