Aston Villa's Shocking Start to the Season – Can They Upset Liverpool? 

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Aston Villa has had a promising start to the 2023/24 season despite an opening Premier League defeat to Newcastle United.

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Manager Unai Emery aims to replicate last season's success and possibly make a mark in the Europa Conference League.

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New signing Moussa Diaby has been outstanding with a Sofascore rating of 7.63, leading the team in goals, assists, shots on target, and big chances created. 

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Ollie Watkins has also performed well, scoring a hat-trick in a cup match and ranking highly in shots and key passes. 

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There's speculation about young striker Jhon Duran potentially starting against Liverpool, having shown promise since joining Villa from Chicago Fire for £18m. 

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He's scored once in the Premier League and impressed with his dribbling and ground duels. 

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With Virgil Van Dijk suspended for Liverpool, Duran's speed and abilities could be a valuable asset for Villa. 

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This presents a significant opportunity for Aston Villa to challenge for a top-six spot, and Emery might use Duran to disrupt Liverpool's defense. 

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