Predicted Aston Villa XI to play Liverpool - Vlaar to start if he passes test

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Match to be played on Saturday 13th September 2014 at 17:30. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.

Aston Villa will be confident heading into their trip to Anfield this weekend after a good win against Hull City.

Villa performed well at Liverpool last season, securing a 2-2 draw to become one of the only teams to take anything away from Anfield in a campaign which nearly saw Liverpool win the league.

Paul Lambert has some selection decisions to make but here’s the side he might decide to go with.

GK – Brad Guzan

The American is a solid performer in goal for Villa and someone who always looks to take the pressure off the back four.

RB – Alan Hutton

An experienced and consistent defender at both ends of the pitch who will start on the right hand side.

CB – Philippe Senderos

Has looked as though he’s never been away from Premier League football throughout the season so far.

CB – Ron Vlaar

Picked up a calf problem against Hull but will face a fitness test ahead of the game. If he passes, he starts.

LB – Aly Cissokho

He’s doing well with a consistent run of games and will have a point to prove against the side that had him on loan last season.

RM – Kieran Richardson

A deceptively quick player and someone who also injects some good experience into the team. A safe player.

CM – Ashley Westwood

Westwood has developed tremendously since he’s been in the first team. He’s more than capable of pulling the strings in the middle.

CM – Fabian Delph

Delph showed what he could do for England earlier this week against Switzerland and Lambert will be hoping for more of the same.

LM – Charles N’Zogbia

Another player who offers decent pace on the left and someone who can get at Liverpool’s right-back.

ST – Andreas Weimann

Weimann is a good option to have up front because he can also drop off and into midfield if Liverpool start to build a lot of pressure.

ST – Gabby Agbonlahor

He’s just signed a new contract and should be looking to justify that decision by the club. His pace can hurt Liverpool on the counter.

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