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A huge midweek schedule lies ahead with a number of teams fighting at both ends of the Premier League are in action in their respective games in hand, including title chasers Liverpool and Man City

Liverpool suffered a huge setback in their quest to win the quadruple this season when they dropped points at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, with Luis Diaz rescuing a point in the 1-1 draw at Anfield. They now face a tough midweek trip away to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa, who have won their last two fixtures, but Owen predicts the Reds to come away with a win.

He told BetVictor : “That was an impressive win for Villa at Turf Moor on Saturday. Burnley have been in good form, so to go and score three shows how dangerous this Villa side can be. Outside the top six, there’s not many sides who have the quality and the options that Villa do in attack.

“Liverpool didn’t play badly against Spurs, but it was a draw nonetheless. They’ve been winning so many games that it was inevitable they would drop points at some point. Liverpool just have to win their remaining games and see where that takes them. I can’t see them dropping points here, I’m predicting a 3-1 win.”

Aston Villa vs Liverpool – Official Line-ups
Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Luiz, Nakamba, McGinn, Coutinho, Ings, Watkins

Liverpool: Alisson, Tsimikas, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Fabinho, Keita, Jones, Jota, Mane, Diaz

It worked well then but it will be interesting to see if he does the same against Liverpool, because that would make it a very open game.

Whatever Villa do, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp won’t change the way his side plays – they will go for it. They will expect leaders Manchester City to keep winning from here, so they have to try to do the same.

Klopp has got Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea to consider but I can’t see him making big changes to his side.

Liverpool lost ground to City over the weekend – but they are still in the title race, and they aren’t going away.

For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino could be back in short order: He returned to training but missed out against Tottenham last time out. Otherwise, like Villa, the Reds are relatively healthy at this late stage. There could be some squad rotation for the Reds, especially if Jurgen Klopp decides to concede the Premier League to save players for the FA Cup final (May 14) and Champions League title match (May 28).

That could see one or both of Joe Gomez or Kostas Tsimikas get playing time along the back line. Joel Matip was rested against Tottenham in favor of Ibrahima Konate but should return, while Naby Keita and Diogo Jota are thought to be available for starts, with Thiago and Sadio Mane potentially making way.

As the Premier League season approaches it’s curtain call, many players will be bowing out of the English top flight. This includes the likes of Ashley Young and Divock Origi, who has been in advanced talks with AC Milan over a move to Italy.

Below, The Athletic’s club reporters run down who is out of contract at your club, if there’s any chance of them staying on and where they might go if it’s time to leave.

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