Liverpool will not see many positives from their opening two Premier League matches. But there is one big one that should remind Jürgen Klopp of Philippe Coutinho. There were not an abundance of positives to take for Liverpool as they dropped points for a second successive fixture at the start of the Premier League season on Monday night, but Jürgen Klopp will take some solace from some individual showings.
Latest Aston Villa transfer news from BirminghamLive as speculation over who else could arrive at Villa Park this summer continues with the window remaining open for business Aston Villa's transfer activity may not be over despite Steven Gerrard having already completed five deals. Villa have signed midfielder Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer and centre-back Diego Carlos from Sevilla, as well as making Philippe Coutinho and Robin Olsen's moves to Villa Park permanent.
Aston Villa have recently been linked with a move for Nabil Fekir. According to reports in Spain, the Midlands outfit are interested in signing the Real Betis playmaker and are prepared to offer around €25m (£21m) for his signature. There have been other Premier League teams mooted with a move for the Frenchman, though, including defending champions Manchester City and Saudi-backed Newcastle United, so sporting director Johan Lange may want to act swiftly if these claims are true.
Aston Villa ace reveals brilliant Philippe Coutinho and Emi Buendia boost as he makes Liverpool point
All the latest Aston Villa news as BirminghamLive brings you quotes from defender Kaine Kesler-Hayden Aston Villa prospect Kaine Kesler-Hayden has opened up regarding the 'massive' impact players such as Philippe Coutinho and Emiliano Buendia have had on him throughout pre-season. The 19-year-old defender impressed Villa boss Steven Gerrard throughout the summer preparations, with his greatest impact coming in the 1-0 win against Brisbane Roar during the squad's pre-season tour of Australia where he assisted Cameron Archer for the only goal.
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The latest Aston Villa transfer news via BirminghamLive as Diego Carlos' injury sustained against Everton could force further business Aston Villa double transfer plan revealed as 'discussions' held Aston Villa ace reveals brilliant Philippe Coutinho and Emi Buendia boost as he makes Liverpool point Souness issues Mings challenge after clash with Villa ace
Aston Villa could face a tough season with new signing Diego Carlos sidelined for most of the season. Aston Villa endured a rollercoaster of a campaign last season and Steven Gerrard will be desperate to fix the inconsistency that they suffered throughout. The former Liverpool midfielder took his first summer transfer window at the club as a chance to bolster the ranks and bring in some big names, making Philippe Coutinho’s stay permanent and also bringing in the likes of Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara.
Roberto Firmino could join an exclusive, 15-man club with a goal for Liverpool tonight, while Jurgen Klopp meets his favourite opponent in Crystal Palace. Should Firmino find the net in this game he will become the 15th player in Liverpool history to score on all seven days of the week.
Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard insists that Emi Buendia is part of his plans. The playmaker came off the bench to help his side defeat Everton in the Premier League this past weekend. Gerrard has been rotating Buendia and Philippe Coutinho, rather than using both in the same starting line-up.
Two games in and Steven Gerrard might have been expected to make a beeline for Frank Lampard at the final whistle. After all, his side were expected to beat a team who have been so toothless away from home. Instead, the Aston Villa manager’s raucous celebrations told their own story.
Robert Lewandowski is now a Barcelona player and you can be sure there will be some awkward conversations with his new team-mates about the thrashing he helped Bayern Munich inflict on them on August 14, 2020. Several members of the current Barca squad were on the pitch when they lost 8-2 to Bayern in the quarter-finals of the competition in 2019-20, while Philippe Coutinho – now at Aston Villa – made things extra awkward by featuring against his parent club.
The Brazil international has failed to find form since signing permanently ahead of the start of the Premier League season Aston Villa legend Paul McGrath has claimed that the mere presence of Philippe Coutinho on the pitch in a claret and blue shirt distracts the opposition and allows his teammates to flourish.
Steven Gerrard details Everton weakness he urged Villa to exploit; ‘extremely worried’ about Diego Carlos injury
Steven Gerrard has revealed the problem with Frank Lampard’s Everton he was hoping to expose at Villa Park, while also speaking about an injury to Diego Carlos. Aston Villa got up and running for the new Premier League campaign by beating Everton 2-1 at home on Saturday afternoon.
Aston Villa attacker Philippe Coutinho has faced criticism from one journalist for his display against Everton on Saturday afternoon. The lowdown Villa beat Everton 2-1 to get off the mark for the new season, with Emi Buendia’s goal proving to be the difference. Coutinho kept his place from the opening day defeat against Bournemouth, this time starting behind Ings and Watkins in a 4-3-2-1 formation.
The latest Aston Villa news from BirminghamLive as Steven Gerrard makes two changes to his side for the Premier League fixture against Everton Steven Gerrard has named his team to face Everton at Villa Park as Aston Villa look to earn their first Premier League win of the season. The Villa boss has made two changes to the side that lost 2-0 at Bournemouth last weekend.
Everton look set to re-sign Idrissa Gueye after selling him in 2019, but Liverpool tend to opt against chasing former players like Philippe Coutinho and Gini Wijnaldum. Liverpool and Everton are neighbours and rivals in the football world. They couldn't be much closer in a geographical sense, yet they are worlds apart when it comes to behaviour in the transfer market.
Noel Whelan believes Steven Gerrard will be looking over his shoulder at Aston Villa, given that his first nine months at the club ‘haven’t been great’. The former Leeds United forward insists the Liverpool legend needs four games this season to determine whether he has turned around last season’s ‘awful’ record.
BirminghamLive brings you the latest Aston Villa news as Boubacar Kamara looks forward to playing his first match at Villa Park Boubacar Kamara is looking forward to playing his first match at Villa Park as Steven Gerrard's side prepare to face Everton on Saturday. Frank Lampard's men face an Aston Villa side keen to bounce back from an opening weekend shock defeat against newly-promoted Bournemouth.
Latest Aston Villa news brings you a transfer tale from the summer as James Tarkowski was on Steven Gerrard’s radar prior to joining Everton Steven Gerrard opted to sign Diego Carlos ahead of a man he’ll come face-to-face with on Saturday, Everton’s James Tarkowski.
BirminghamLive brings you the latest Aston Villa news as Philippe Coutinho forgets about Barcelona struggles Philippe Coutinho gave up on his Barcelona "dream" for regular football at Aston Villa and the playmaker's decision could be vindicated when Brazil boss Tite names his Selecao for the Qatar 2022 World Cup later this year.
Football pundit Richard Keys has taken aim at Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard after Aston Villa's opening day defeat to Bournemouth Football presenter Richard Keys has criticised Steven Gerrard's decision to strip Tyrone Mings of the Aston Villa captaincy, insisting it has 'divided' the club's dressing room.