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Premier League: Charlie Nicholas makes prediction for Liverpool vs Aston Villa

Aston Villa v Liverpool, 17/12/2019, League Cup

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The newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool are preparing to face Aston Villa on Sunday, July 5th.

Ahead of the game, Sky Sports’ Charlie Nicholas has made a prediction for the clash.

“I am sorry, Aston Villa, but this seems to be the worst thing that could have happened to them with Liverpool getting thumped at City. Lots of people predicted what would happen. It was not their attitude, but had they been celebrating a bit too much?!” wrote Nicholas.

“I did not think they were that bad. Mohamed Salah hit the post and they made chances. Everything the full-backs tried they could not execute, and sadly it was against the one team who can make you look foolish. Welcome to being champions!

“Jurgen Klopp’s side will be angry, upset, and will have a point to prove. Do Villa park the bus? Do they sit in? Do they get Jack Grealish on the ball? What have they got up front or in the wide areas?

“That would be the thoughtful plan, to counter-attack and get some midfield runners alongside the attackers once more. John McGinn is still trying to get fit and find his feet since returning to action. Dean Smith will go to a back five, flood the midfield and put Grealish close to the frontman. They will feed off scraps, but Liverpool will win comfortably.”

Charlie Nicholas score prediction: 3-0

source – Sky Sports

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