Liverpool goes behind by a goal as Doulas Luiz scores for the Lions at Aston Villa. Jurgen Klopp shows his anger on the touchline after signs of a foul on Joel Matip.
Of all the assorted beneficiaries of Steven Gerrard’s nascent Aston Villa reign, none have blossomed more rapidly and more effectively than Douglas Luiz. Against Brighton on Saturday, Matty Cash scored a laser-guided first goal and Ollie Watkins took advantage of some sloppy defending for a game-clinching second, but behind them Luiz was the complete midfielder, both denying Yves Bissouma’s passing game and performing the under-the-radar donkey work, from which Philippe Coutinho in particular benefited. It was simple and unflashy but the £15 million bargain, whose spell at Manchester City was blighted by work permit shenanigans, barely misplaced a pass or mistimed a tackle. It was a connoisseur’s delight.
Calum Chambers has brought an end to eight years at Arsenal by moving to Aston Villa on a free transfer. Chambers, who can play as a right-back, centre-back and central midfielder, was expecting to leave Arsenal following the expiry of his contract this summer. But Villa made a sudden move...
All the top stories and transfer rumours from Thursday's national newspapers... Arsenal could switch their search for a defensive midfielder to Aston Villa's Douglas Luiz after apparently dropping out of the contest to sign Lyon star Bruno Guimaraes. Ousmane Dembele is set to open talks with Paris Saint-Germain after his...
Aston Villa have no intention of selling Arsenal target Douglas Luiz and are instead planning contract talks with the midfielder, 90min understands. Luiz's agents have been informed by Villa's hierarchy that they are ready to open negotiations over a new long-term deal. The Villans have had approaches from a couple...
Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz has caught the eye of several clubs around Europe and England to solve their midfield problems and could be on the move away from Villa Park. Villa Resisting Selling Luiz for Cheap to PL Rivals. The reports around Luiz have grown after Brazilian international Bruno...
Steven Gerrard takes charge of his first game as Aston Villa boss and does not expect Douglas Luiz to return in time. The Brazilian has been out since the end of October due to a hamstring injury, while Gerrard will also be without fellow midfielders Morgan Sanson (illness) and Trezeguet (knee).
John McGinn: Aston Villa midfielder on his best form, Douglas Luiz partnership and playing for Scotland alongside brother Paul
Speaking to Aston Villa fans, the adoration for John McGinn is clear. "He's one of my favourite-ever players," says one. "I love him", another proclaims. Ask fans of Scotland, Hibernian and St Mirren and they would likely tell you a similar story. Since his arrival in the Midlands in August...
Aston Villa duo Emi Martinez and Douglas Luiz will be assessed ahead of the visit of Wolves. Martinez played in Argentina’s win over Peru on Friday, with Luiz coming off the bench in Brazil’s 4-1 victory against Uruguay, and they will be the last of Villa’s internationals to return. Leon...
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro dropped from Brazil national team; Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz called up
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro has been cut from the Brazil national team for the October FIFA World Cup qualifying fixtures. The Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed (via UOL Esporte) that after not reporting to coach Tite in Bogota, Colombia, due to an infection in the wisdom tooth, Casemiro would be left off the squad.
Playing with 10 men for most of the game, Brazil held the Ivory Coast to a 0-0 draw on Sunday in the group stage of the men's Olympic football tournament. Brazil are the defending Olympic champion after winning on home soil at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. But the Brazilians were at a disadvantage early when Douglas Luiz, who plays for Aston Villa, was sent off in the 13th minute.
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Douglas Luiz will reportedly remain at Aston Villa this summer, having been linked with a return to Manchester City. The midfielder joined City from Vasco da Gama in 2017 but was unable to obtain a work permit and never made an appearance for Pep Guardiola’s side, moving on to Villa two years later in a £15 million switch.
Manchester City are reportedly considering activating Douglas Luiz’s buy-back clause, with Pep Guardiola said to still be a huge admirer of the Aston Villa midfielder. Luiz joined Villa from City two years ago, having failed to make an appearance due to not qualifying for a work permit. According to 90...
Douglas Luiz smiles and extends the index finger on his left hand, proudly displaying the tattoo of his father’s moustache. “When I was playing in Vasco’s youth team I used to always raise this finger in tribute to my father,” explains the Aston Villa and Brazil midfielder. His father, Edmilson Soares, has always had such elegant facial hair that he is known simply as Bigode (“Moustache”) throughout Nova Holanda, the favela in Rio de Janeiro where the player grew up in a two-room house with his parents and three brothers.
As Aston Villa continue to impress as the season goes on, we're seeing that there is far more to Dean Smith's team than just Jack Grealish. In attack, Ollie Watkins and Ross Barkley are having excellent seasons, while goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is proving to be worth the money spent to bring him in from Arsenal. Matty Cash has been a revelation at right back and Ezri Konsa is having a season that has him flying under the radar for a potential place in England's Euro 2020 squad.