Liverpool v Aston Villa: Live fans match thread!

A loud thud echoed around the world late Thursday evening as Manchester City brought every LFC fan crashing down to earth and back to reality with an eye opening demolition of probably our strongest squad. Was the result an emerging pattern or just a blip on the radar. If we take out our shellacking of Crystal Palace one could certainly be forgiven for thinking it's cause for concern.

Our form prior to the football break was less than desirable and since it's return we've been less than impressive in two of our three games. Luckily there's only a few days break between matches so both fans and players can put that miserable performance behind them, with Aston Villa making a trip to Anfield where we'll hopefully return to winning ways.

On paper The Villains should be a walk in the park, however you should always be wary of a wounded animal. Currently in a relegation battle, they sit 18th, above only Bournemouth and Norwich. Above them by just one point are Watford with West Ham another two points away.

Just three points separate 16th to 19th and Villa will be gunning for a full win's worth of points to take them out of the drop zone. If our squad therefore possess the same amount of luck and desire as they did against Everton and Manchester City another loss could be on the cards.

The big question is will Klopp bring down the chopping axe and make some changes for those that have under performed lately or will he let the same lads go back out to redeem themselves. Personally I wouldn't change too much but would make a few adjustments to show that he expects performance at the greatest level every game. Also this is the perfect time to switch a few lads around to see where we stand for next season in terms of squad depth.

My line up would be:

Alisson, Neco, Gomez, VVD, Robbo, Fab, Keita, Ox, Mane (I really want to give Jones a go here but feel it could be too much), Taki, Salah.

However I think Klopp will with:

Alisson, TAA, Gomez, VVD, Robbo, Fab, Hendo, Keita (or Ox), Mane, Bobby, Salah
Subs: Adrian, Milner, Gini, Origi, Neco, Jones, Taki, Ox, Elloitt (or Lallana).

How do we all see this one playing out. Same players or fresh additions. A comfortable win or a hard fought battle over the line, or could the unthinkable happen and we lose at Anfield?

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