PHOTO: Cleverley in training with Aston Villa

Tom Cleverley

After completing his season-long loan move from Manchester United, Tom Cleverley is gearing up to make his Aston Villa debut in Saturday's clash with Liverpool.

Tom Cleverley has been pictured training with Aston Villa for the first time, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Liverpool.

A hectic transfer deadline saga saw the Manchester United-owned midfielder complete a season-long loan move to the midlands almost 17 hours after the window closed, with a potential switch to Everton collapsing at the last minute.

A highly-regard prospect coming up through the Old Trafford ranks, Cleverley has made 79 appearances for United since his first-team debut in August 2011, but a lacklustre 2013-14 campaign has since his once-promising reputation take a serious hit.

Also falling out of Roy Hodgson’s plans with the national team, the 25-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements under new United boss Louis van Gaal, but will now have the chance to revitalise his career in Paul Lambert’s side.

A place in the starting lineup is no guarantee, however, thanks to the presence of fellow summer arrival Carlos Sanchez, Ashley Westwood and now-England international Fabian Delph, with Cleverley facing a battle to make the XI for the weekend's fixture.

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