CONFIRMED: Liverpool v Aston Villa line-ups: Mario Balotelli and Tom Cleverley start!

Here is how Liverpool and Aston Villa will line up for their Premier League clash at Anfield, featuring striker Mario Balotelli and midfielder Tom Cleverley.

Liverpool will be looking to pick up all three points from their Premier League clash against Aston Villa at Anfield this evening.

The Reds bounced back from their 3-1 defeat to English champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane last time out.

That match was played just before the two-week international break, and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will hope that his side can pick up momentum rightaway.

The Merseyside outfit have been hit with a number of injuries, with England international striker Daniel Sturridge among the absentees for today’s encounter.

However, 19-year-old Raheem Sterling is in fine form, and Liverpool fans will hope to see something special from him against the Villans.

Winning against Villa will not be easy, though, as Paul Lambert’s side have made a good start to the 2014-15 season and will head into today’s contest on the back of a 2-1 home win against Hull City.

The match at Anfield promises to be very exciting, and here is how Liverpool and Villa will line up:

Liverpool XI:

Aston Villa XI:

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