Three Aston Villa players set to miss Liverpool clash with Klopp to make late striker decision

Villa will be without three key players for Tuesday night’s game at Villa Park

Aston Villa host Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side on Tuesday evening (10 May) aiming to put another dent in the Reds’ title hopes.

The visitors are three points behind Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham and travel to Villa Park knowing they will have to win to keep their quadruple ambitions alive.

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Villa are coming off the back of Saturday’s 3-1 win at Burnley which left them 11th as Steven Gerrard prepares to take on his boyhood club for the second time this season.

Steven Gerrard during Aston Villa’s 3-1 win at Burnley on Saturday

Villa injury news

The home side will be without three key players against Liverpool.

Jacob Ramsey is regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the country.

The 20-year-old has scored six goals and registered one assist in 32 appearances this season. However, Ramsey will once again miss out with a groin injury.

Leon Bailey cost Villa a fee of £25 million from Bayer Leverkusen last summer, but the winger has endured a difficult maiden season in the midlands, having managed only 18 appearances and scored one goal.

Bailey is sidelined with an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, centre-back Kortney Hause hasn’t been available since March because of an abdominal issue.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Klopp to make Firmino decision

Jurgen Klopp will today decide whether Roberto Firmino returns to his Liverpool set-up.

The Brazil international has missed the Reds’ past six games because of an ankle injury.

Firmino was back in full training last week - but was omitted from Klopp’s squad for the 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The Liverpool boss said: “Bobby trained before the last game for two days but we don’t train a lot.

“He needs to do more and that’s what he’s still doing.

“That’s what he’s still doing so it’s a decision for tomorrow.

“He gets closer and closer and closer. Hopefully, he can be involved.”

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