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How can Aston Villa, led by Steven Gerrard, assist Liverpool in their quest to deny Manchester City another Premier League title?

The result of the Villa-City match on Sunday will determine Liverpool's quadruple dream.

If Liverpool has to win the English Premier League this season, they will need a lot of assistance from their former skipper, Steven Gerrard, and his new team, Aston Villa. Villa will travel to Manchester City next Sunday, and if they can take points from the last Premier League game, Jurgen Klopp’s team will raise the championship.

After beating Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday night, the Reds are just one point behind Man City. Wolverhampton Wanderers is their last opponent. Pep Guardiola’s defending champions had come back from two goals behind to draw 2-2 at West Ham, putting Klopp’s side right back in the title race.

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Here is how Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa can deny Manchester City of a consecutive league win

Philippe Coutinho
  1. Philippe Coutinho’s resurgence.

Since joining Aston Villa from Barcelona, the Brazilian attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho has recovered his touch. He is slowly and steadily returning to his very best and has found himself on the scoresheet for Villa very often.

He can be a pivotal piece in Gerrard’s team against Man City. He will go against Fernandinho and Rodri in the midfield and has the caliber to create spaces in the midfield releasing the likes of Ollie Watkins or Danny Ings.

2. Villa’s possible attacking game plan.

Gerrard‘s Aston Villa has played fluid football and has scored plenty of goals. They will certainly not hold back against the defending champions if they’re given a chance to capitalize. Villa can hurt City in the counter-attack.

And if somehow Gerrard’s boys manage to score first in the game, the men in blue will have a hard time breaking through Villa’s defense. They will maintain Alok block and park the bus if necessary to restrict Pep’s team from scoring.

  1. The Motivation

Steven Gerrard has been a Liverpool legend and has captained the club for several years. He will have extra motivation to beat City which will result in Liverpool’s triumph.

Aston Villa’s midfield maestro Philippe Coutinho was also a former Liverpool player. He will certainly want to help his former club win the league over their rivals in Manchester. The premier league is down to winning on the last matchday. Liverpool’s quadruple dream depends upon the outcome of the Villa-city match on Sunday.

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