Danny Murphy suggests Aston Villa's league season is already over

Former England midfielder Danny Murphy has explained why he thinks Aston Villa are already safe in the Premier League.

Former Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels Aston Villa’s season is already over.

Tim Sherwood’s team put three points on the board over the weekend with a narrow win against West Ham, which moved them onto 38 points.

That’s given them a four point cushion above the bottom three in the Premier League with two games left, which means they aren’t mathematically out of trouble, but Murphy feels they have already done enough this season.

“I look at Aston Villa and I think they’re done. I can’t see any of the clubs below them winning all of their games,” he said.

Villa’s two remaining games this year come against Southampton this weekend and Burnley at home on the final day of the season.

The Saints will be looking to react positively after defeat to Sunderland in their last game and Burnley showed with their result against Hull, they will fight regardless of the fact they have already been relegated.

One thing is certain and that is Tim Sherwood not allowing his Villa squad to feel as though the hard work is already over at Villa Park.

He won’t want his players to produce any more slip ups and will want the side to finish in perfect fashion, which will create momentum the boss can move heading into the summer transfer market.

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