The six players Liverpool could be without vs Aston Villa as Andy Robertson call may be needed

Andy Robertson celebrates with Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo after scoring for Liverpool against Tottenham

Jürgen Klopp’s farewell tour arrives at its final stop on the road this evening as Liverpool takes on Aston Villa in the penultimate game of the season.

The German will have just one final outing at Anfield to go after tonight’s game as he brings the curtain down on nearly nine years in charge of the Reds. He’ll be hoping to go out on a winning note as Liverpool looks to follow up on last week’s 4-2 win over Tottenham.

There is little else to play for than pride now for Klopp’s side. With Manchester City and Arsenal winning over the weekend, a third-place finish is guaranteed for Liverpool — it shouldn’t be forgotten how much of an improvement that is compared to last season.

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The Reds opponents can join them in next season’s Champions League with a win tonight. Villa sits four points ahead of Tottenham heading into the final week of the season, with just another six points on offer to both sides.

Klopp will be aiming to leave Unai Emery sweating for at least one more day as he aims to mark his final away game in style. He may have one major doubt ahead of tonight’s encounter though.

Andy Robertson was a notable absentee from training last week, and it’s unknown whether the left-back is carrying any sort of knock. Virgil van Dijk managed to retain his place in the side last week despite missing training, so the Scot can’t be completely ruled out, although Klopp may have to make a late decision.

Diogo Jota also looks set to miss out once again. The Portuguese was hoped to be able to make a return from injury before the end of the season, but he may face a race to be fit for next week’s finale against Wolves after also missing training.

Long-term absentees Joël Matip, Thiago Alcântara and Ben Doak remain out, although the former has been stepping his recovery up. Bobby Clark will also miss out after confirming he will be out for the remainder of the season through injury.

Other than that though, the Liverpool squad should look similar, if not the same, as it did against Spurs. Jayden Danns, Kaide Gordon and James McConnell were all missing from the U21s’ squad for last night’s Premier League 2 play-off defeat to Tottenham, so could well be included at Villa Park.

There will be plenty of eyes on Darwin Núñez after an interesting week off the pitch for the Uruguay international. Klopp has played down any speculation over a potential exit this summer for the striker, but the 24-year-old may well have a point to prove if he gets an opportunity this evening.