It’s been a superb start for Steven Gerrard since taking charge at Aston Villa FC. The former England international left Rangers to join the Midlands club and he has seen the team secure three wins from their first four matches since he became manager.

There was a 2-0 win over Brighton which saw the Villans score two late goals and this was followed by a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park. Villa achieved the same winning scoreline against Leicester and that came after the team ran Manchester City really close, so a trip to Anfield won’t be hugely daunting.

Villa Huge Betting Outsiders to Win at Anfield

Gerrard will receive a rapturous welcome when he returns to a club where he is a massive legend. It will clearly be a poignant moment for him as he takes his place in the opposition dugout and he will have a game plan with regard to how a high-scoring Liverpool side can be nullified.

He will also hope that the visitors can cause a few problems of their own. Ollie Watkins has looked very lively in recent matches, while John McGinn and Emi Buendia are both looking the part in central midfield, although this will clearly be a test for a back four which includes Tyrone Mings and Ezra Konsa sitting in the central areas.

Can Liverpool Claim Yet Another Premier League Win?

The bookies are taking no chances with their match odds about a Liverpool win in this clash. The Reds are heavy odds-on and they are likely to be a popular acca pick as they look to keep pace with Manchester City at the top of the table.

We’re assuming that Jurgen Klopp will rest several of his players for the midweek trip to the San Siro and that means that some of the star men will be rested ahead of this tricky clash, although Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota are both in excellent form at the moment.

What Are the Best Bets for Liverpool v Villa?

Liverpool are big odds-on to win the game and we’re going to take a punt on Aston Villa with a two-goal handicap. Gerrard will want his team to be organised and difficult to break down, with the Midlands side likely to deploy five midfielders in front of the back four, with the home side clearly grateful for any kind of win.

The fact that the Reds were nearly held to a goalless draw against Wolves will offer encouragement to the visiting side, with nobody understanding Klopp’s philosophy better than the returning Gerrard. Therefore, we wouldn’t be surprised by another 1-0 victory in favour of the Merseyside team who might eventually find a breakthrough.

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