Aston Villa v Liverpool: Premier League injury news as 7 out and 4 doubts

Joel Matip (R) won't play against Aston Villa for Liverpool. He suffered an ACL injury in the winter. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)Joel Matip (R) won't play against Aston Villa for Liverpool. He suffered an ACL injury in the winter. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)
Joel Matip (R) won't play against Aston Villa for Liverpool. He suffered an ACL injury in the winter. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Latest injury and team news ahead of Aston Villa versus Liverpool at Villa Park in the Premier League on Monday, May 13.

Aston Villa hope to put their UEFA Europa Conference League disappointment behind them when they host Liverpool at Villa Park in the Premier League on Monday (May 13).

Villa exited Europe at the semi-final stage as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos in the second leg, losing 6-2 on aggregate. It was a chance for them to reach their first major European final since 1982, but that's behind them now for another year.

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Unai Emery's side must now get back to their quest of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. They are currently fourth and are seven points ahead of Spurs two games remaining. Villa's European spot could be confirmed without them playing but that will hinge on Burnley, fighting for survival, beating Spurs on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday (May 11).

Villa are in charge of their own fate but face a tricky opponent in their final home fixture of the campaign. Liverpool are currently third and are in to the final few games of Jurgen Klopp's tenure. Here is the latest injury and team news ahead of kick-off on Monday night.

Emi Martinez returned against Olympiacos after suffering a hamstring injury against Chelsea. mEmi Martinez returned against Olympiacos after suffering a hamstring injury against Chelsea. m
Emi Martinez returned against Olympiacos after suffering a hamstring injury against Chelsea. m | Getty Images

Aston Villa team news

Boubacar Kamara, Emi Buendia, Tyrone Mings and Jacob Ramsey are all confirmed to be out. Buendia, Kamara and Mings both have knee injuries and are at different stages of their recovery.

Mings suffered his injury against Newcastle United at the start of the season and is back in full training along with Buendia who also suffered his problem in August, whereas for Kamara his happened in February and he's ruled out until October. Jacob Ramsey has a foot injury and that has put him out for over a month.

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Villa are sweating on the fitness of four players and if they will be available with three up in the air and another whose season might be done. Youri Tielemans and Alex Moreno could come in contention whilst Nicolo Zaniolo has a small amount of pain but could play through the pain barrier. Morgan Rogers suffered a hamstring injury against Brighton & Hove Albion last weke but not much has been said after he was forced off after 25 minutes.

Out: Boubacar Kamara, Emi Buendia, Jacob Ramsey, Tyrone Mings and Morgan Rogers. Doubt: Youri Tielemans, Alex Moreno and Nicolo Zaniolo.

Liverpool team news

Joel Matip is one player that Liverpool have done without for the past few months. He ruptured his ACL and isn't expected to play until September.

Thiago Alcantara is another absentee and he is ruled out with a thigh injury. He's not played since making a five minute cameo against Arsenal on February 4 and that is his only campaign of the season.

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Diogo Jota is pushing to be involved after sustaining a hip injury against Fulham. He missed the game against Spurs and hasn't yet integrated back in to full training.

Out: Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara. Doubt: Diogo Jota.

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